Coming of age while living in Ft. Lauderdale - I certainly have had my share of Tequila Sunrise. Every tiki hut, beach bar, pool bar, patio bar, club - claimed they made the best Tequila Sunrise. Served in fancy glasses, hurricane glasses, tall glasses, plastic glasses, thermos cups... you name it. But the secret, the real key to a perfect Tequila Sunrise is to serve it in a tall, plain glass - no cherry, no umbrella, no froo froo - just ice - so after it's poured, you can witness the colors slowly run, pulling red into orange, into clear - settling at the bottom - like a beautiful watercolor painting.
Oranges, yellows, pinks, reds - Tequila Sunrise Colors,
Indian Summer Colors, California Sunset Colors -
all represented quite nicely in my fabric stash - and begging to made into modern quilt blocks. Looking at them as they are piling up - makes me happy (and thirsty!)
What I'm going to do with them - I'm not exactly sure. A quilt, a wall hanging, patio table placemats??? Not sure yet. The only thing I AM sure of..... I'm gonna make some more!
OH! and in case you're interested THIS is how you make the perfect
A Tequila Sunrise can be made two different ways, the original and MY favorite - is made with tequila, crème de cassis, lime juice and a spritz of soda water. The more popular concoction and home version, is made with tequila, orange juice, and grenadine syrup.
Originally served at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel,
(I never knew that) the
cocktail is named for the way it looks after
it has been poured into a glass. The denser ingredients (cassis or grenadine) settle, creating gradations in color that mimic a delicious sunrise. Kinda like these blocks here.