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Applebee's Perfect Sunrise Copycat Recipe
Applebee's Perfect Sunrise
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Drink
Calories: 307
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Recipe Rating: 5.0 (2 reviews)

I found this Applebee's concoction to be an accommodating TV viewing companion. The combination of tequilas, juices and syrups serve in a chilled martini glass is a refreshing recreation of the classic tequila sunrise, and it never wants to change the channel.

Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2 by Todd Wilbur.

1 1/4 ounces 1800 Silver tequila
1/4 ounce 1800 Reposado tequila
1/2 ounce simple syrup (see Tidbits)
1/2 ounce lime juice
1 1/2 ounces sweet-and-sour mix
4 ounces orange juice
1/2 ounce grenadine
Maraschino cherry

1. Fill a 10-ounce martini glass with ice and add cold water to chill the glass.

2. Drop a handful of ice into a shaker. Add tequilas, simple syrup, lime juice, sweet-and-sour, and orange juice. Shake well.

3. Dump ice water out of the glass and strain the drink into it.

4. Drop a maraschino cherry into the drink and serve it up with the grenadine on the side in a shot glass.

: Make simple syrup by combining equal parts hot water and granulated sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Allow syrup to cool before using. Simple.

Makes 1 drink.

Submitted on: 08/27/06
This is a GREAT drink! I've made it for my neighbors and it is now a neighborhood favorite (it is one of my favorites as well).
Submitted on: 06/01/06
Tequilla is my drink of choice... this sunrise is the best!