The “West Texas Sunset” cocktail is not nearly as popular as the similar “Tequila Sunrise.” Pomegranate juice is used rather than grenadine.
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Or the exotic “West Texas Sunset,” a combination of tequila, triple sec, orange juice, and pomegranate juice ($6.95).
The New Texas Cuisine
by Stephan Pyles, with John Harrisson
New york: Doubleday
WEST TEXAS SUNSET
The recipe is not so different from the more familiar Tequila Sunrise—it uses fresh pomegranate juice rather than grenadine.
2 cups fresh orange juice
3/4 cup (4 jiggers) tequila
1/2 cup fresh pomegranate juice
3 tablespoons Simple Syrup (see Index), or superfine sugar to taste
Pomegranate seeds, for garnish
In a cocktail shaker, combine orange juice, tequila, and ice. Shake well and strain into tall glasses filled with ice. Combine pomegranate juice and simple syrup, and carefully float on top of the cocktail. Garnish with pomegranate seeds.
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