The average Tequila Sunrise is 250 calories, that’s a meal for me! I decided there had to be a better way, so I cut the juice and added more alcohol and go figure it dropped the calories! You defiantly get more “bang for your buck” not only is it a stronger drink, but it is also a good way to wow your friends and keep some cash in your wallet too. By swapping out the grenadine for a cherry you get both the color and the sweetness you will expect from a Tequila Sunrise, without all the calories.
Makes 2 cocktails-
1 Jigger of Tequila
4 oz Champagne or Sparkling White Wine
2 fresh or frozen cherries
Juice of One Orange
Put a cherry in the bottom of two champagne flutes. In a shaker add the orange juice and tequila and ice, shake well and add to the champagne flutes, top with champagne right before serving.
Each cocktail contains: