Remove a sliver of orange peel with a potato peeler, or a simple slice of the fruit, and use them to garnish the cocktail, which is now ready to be served.
Tricks and Curiosities
Today's recipe for tequila sunrise was invented by Robert "Bobby" Lozoff, a young bartender at the Trident restaurant in Sausalito, a very popular place in the 70s.
In 1972, the Rolling Stones organised a party for the opening of the 1972 American Tour right at the Trident. When Mick Jagger asked Lozoff for a Margarita, he asked if he had already tried his tequila sunrise. The group was so impressed with the cocktail that they dubbed the tour "Cocaine & Tequila Sunrise Tour". In 1973 the Eagles musical group was so inspired by the success of the cocktail it gave rise to the title of the song Tequila Sunrise.
There are two main types of strainer: "Hawthorn" and "Julep strainer". Hawthorn is flat and circular with a handle and several stabilising lines that come out of the rim. It has a metal spring around its edge that will roll slightly inward to fit the glass. The circular edge of the filter must not touch the edge of the glass as the spring inside will filter the ice. It's the one recommended for home use because it can adapt to the various diameters of the containers.