There are a couple of different recipes under the name Tequila Sunset. The most common one online involves orange juice and blackberry brandy. This is not that recipe.
The Tequila Sunset I like is one of those fantastically simple cocktails that hits just the right note. It blends lemon juice and honey with tequila. You probably already know what a great pair lemon juice and honey are when you add them to tea or just hot water – teaming them with tequila makes for a delicious treat. This is actually a very soothing drink for a sore throat, too.
A serving alternative that’s great for cold weather: pour the ingredients into the glass instead of a shaker, and heat this one up in the microwave for about 15 seconds, maybe a little longer depending on your microwave settings.
- 2 ounces tequila (gold, silver, whatever you like)
- 2 ounces lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon of honey
Shake the ingredients together in a shaker and pour or strain everything into a highball, depending whether you want the ice cubes or not. Garnish with a twist of lemon peel or nothing at all.