Spicy Tequila Sunrise {$100 cooking.com giveaway)

September 10, 2012 by Ali

As summer draws to a close, I thought it would be appropriate to celebrate with a beautiful sunshiny drink — this colorful Spicy Tequila Sunrise. The recipe for this drink is actually courtesy of In The Raw — the brilliant folks behind the line of Sugar In The Raw, Agave In The Raw, and Stevia In The Raw.

You have probably seen their cute, little, brown, sugar packets in restaurants before. But I recently began cooking at home with the Agave and Stevia, and am in love!

All three products are really such an easy and healthier way to sweeten drinks and all kinds of sweets. And I love that they are all completely natural and organic.

The recipe for this drink called for some Agave In The Raw, along with some delicious pomegranate juice, orange juice, tequila and…yes, the picture didn’t lie…some jalapeno! This was my first time adding the little green pepper to a drink, but it was so fun! Definitely kicked the sweet and fruity flavors up a notch. I loved it!

You could also make this drink sans alcohol and just add in some club soda to make it more of a spritzer. But either way, it will be a crowd pleaser and definitely a conversation starter!

So check out these links to learn more about In The Raw and the new Au Natural In The Raw app they are promoting to foodies. AND, be sure to also enter below to win a $100 gift card to Cooking.com! Now that’s the perfect pairing for a great drink, don’t you think?

Spicy Tequila Sunrise

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 drinks


  • 1 ½-inch slice jalapeño pepper, with seeds
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. (1 Tbsp.) Agave In The Raw®
  • 1 ½ oz. silver tequila (100 percent blue agave)
  • 4 oz. fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 oz. Pom Wonderful pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 orange slice, for garnish
  • ¼-inch jalapeno slices, for garnish
  • ice
  • club soda, optional


In cocktail shaker or glass, muddle the jalapeno and lime. Add the agave, tequila, and orange juice. Fill the shaker with ice cubes and shake just to chill.

Pour the pomegranate juice into a tall glass. Fill glass 3/4 with ice cubes. Gently strain the Spice Sunrise into the glass. Garnish with the orange and jalapeño slice.


Recipe used with permission from In The Raw

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About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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123 thoughts on “Spicy Tequila Sunrise {$100 cooking.com giveaway)

  1. I’d love to try the “Chunky Oatmeal Cookie” recipes from In the Raw!!


    - Caroline

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    - Leslie Kiley

  3. The Kettle Corn! I have always loved it when I have found it at street fair and such but to be able to make it sounds great!

    - Leslie Kiley

  4. These will be so amazing :) Can’t wait to try them!

    - Crystal

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  6. Oh my! I’m just running across this post and these drinks look amazing! Will definitely HAVE to try. We make a pineapple jalepeno margarita.

    - Christy @ My Invisible Crown

  7. I am a sucker for cookies, so I’d like to try the No-bake peanut butter oat cookies from In The Raw

    - DevvyR

  8. i’d like the mulled apple cider recipe

    - nannypanpan

  9. tweet: https://twitter.com/anashct3/status/252578358368559106

    thanks for the giveaway!

    - anash

  10. i would make the Pumpkin Pecan Muffins
    thanks for a great giveaway

    - anash

  11. I want to make the mulled-apple-cider:
    Thanks for the contest.

    - Sarah L

  12. the Marshmallow Sweet Potato Casserole sounds amazing

    - meredith

  13. From The Raw website I want to make the Chinese Chicken Salad recipe.

    - Eugenie

  14. I would make the Tropical Cucumber Cooler Cocktail.

    - Rebecca Graham

  15. I would like to try the unstuffed cabbage.

    - maria cantu

  16. I would love to try the turkey sloppy janes yummy.

    - Jammie

  17. I want to try the Marshmallow Sweet Potato Casserole recipe!

    - Emily N.

  18. It’s hard to choose just one, but I would start with the No-Bake Nutty Oat Bars.

    - Betty C

  19. I’d like to make the No-Bake Peanut Butter Oat Cookies!!!!! Thanks for a chance to win and have a great day!

    - Kelly Massman

  20. I’d love to make the Chocolate Cheesecake.

    - Kerry

  21. Spicy Fiesta Slaw sounds Yummy! Love to try that first.
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    - Karen Medlin

  22. Sounds yummy !

    - Cindy Carver

  23. I would like to make the Coconut Rum Balls

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    - Thomas Murphy

  24. My favorite recipe to try would be No-Bake Cocoa Crisp Squares.

    - Lee

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    - Georgia

  26. Love to try the Shrimp, Pineapple and Green Pepper Kebabs with Hot and Sour Dipping Sauce.

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    - Georgia

  27. I would like to make the No-Bake Peanut Butter Oat Cookies thismomwins@gmail.com

    - Tiffany Winner

  28. I’d love to try the turkey sloppy janes!

    - Megan

  29. Would love try the Chocolate cheesecake

    - Harmony b

  30. Chocolate Cheesecake

    - Tina M

  31. nice censoring o_o I want to make the coconut rum balls.
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    - sy

  32. White Chocolate Pear Bread Pudding?!! Oh wow, I’m gonna faint that sounds so good!

    - LAMusing

  33. Hawaiian Sugar Shortbread Cookies!

    - Norma

  34. the Ambrosia Waldorf Salad sounds great and not too challenging

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    - sean

  35. those look so good!!!

    Red Berry Popsicles I love fruity desserts :)

    - Melinda

  36. The Sweet and Sour Shrimp Stir-Fry sounds delicious and simple to make. What a perfect dish for the weeknights. :) Can’t wait to give that a try.

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    - Amy Tong

  37. I would try the mulled apple cider – perfect for fall!!

    - Monica L.

  38. I want to make the White Chocolate Pear Bread Pudding. Sounds delicious.

    - Melanie

  39. Ruby Rita…yum!

    - Demetria L Friberg

  40. Since fall is approaching, I think I’d have to try out their Mulled Apple Cider recipe here: http://www.intheraw.com/using-itr/recipes/mulled-apple-cider/?ref=search
    Sounds delish and a great way to avoid drinking tons of calories! Yum!

    - Amanda Eilders

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    - Carolsue

  42. I’d like to try the Coconut Rum Balls and the Spicy Fiesta Slaw
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    - Carolsue

  43. Mulled cider-I can’t wait for it to feel like fall :)

    - Leah

  44. This is different!

    - Lindsey Krause

  45. I would love to make the Marshmallow Sweet Potato Casserole. Just in time for Thanksgiving!

    - Marissa Kubinski

  46. I would make the Ambrosia Waldorf Salad

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    - Amanda Sakovitz

  47. I’d like to make Marshmallow Sweet Potato Casserole
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    - Jessie C.

  48. I would try the homemade marshmallow creme recipe!

    - Jenn@eatcakefordinner

  49. i saw a recipe called Celebration Cake that I would like to try

    - Debbie B

  50. Gorgeous cocktail and love the layered effect! And the spicy twist… I’m featuring this post in today’s Food Fetish Friday (with a link-back and attribution as always). Thanks for always inspiring me with your creations…

    - Javelin Warrior

  51. So many yummy cocktails! I want to try the rubyrita!c

    - cw

  52. Coffee baked beans sound interesting!

    - Brandy

  53. I would love to try the No-Bake Peanut Butter Oat Cookies

    - Schmidty

  54. The Spiced Apple Quesadillas sound like a good salute to the summer but hello to the fall! That would be what I’d plan making first

    - Angela

  55. I tweeted about the giveaway! https://twitter.com/kn1tfaced/status/245907932154322944

    - emily

  56. I’d love to make the Turkey Sloppy Joes!

    - emily

  57. spiced apple quesadillas sound incredibly convincing!

    and i have been looking for a jalapeno-infused drink recipe for a month now – thanks!

    - allison

  58. The Chocolate Cheesecake.

    - Louis

  59. Chinese Chicken Salad.

    - Meryl

  60. I would love to try the Grape Popsicles

    - Theresa J

  61. The mulled apple cider… yum!!

    - Helen

  62. The coconut rum balls sound like they’d be right up my alley. Love both ingredients. In moderation of course. Thanks

    - Esther T.

  63. ahh i love jalapeno margaritas so I know I’d love these!!

    would loe to try their no bake oat bars!!

    - natalie@thesweetslife

  64. I have been looking for a good peanut sauce for a long time, definitely going to try this: http://www.intheraw.com/using-itr/recipes/asian-peanut-sauce/?ref=search&product=sugar-in-the-raw&page=1

    However, I think i may have just ‘pinned’ about half of the recipes on that site for later use – thanks for the intro!

    - Monica

  65. Freezer Strawberry Preserves!! Yummo !

    - Mary P

  66. I love the idea of adding jalapeño to a drink!

    And thanks for the awesome giveaway! I’d love to make the christmas biscotti!

    - Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

  67. The chocolate chip blondies sound great right about now!

    - Jessica J

  68. I’m looking forward to trying the Teriyaki chicken with hot mango dipping sauce. Sounds delicious!

    - Iris

  69. Their recipes all sound great but I am excited to try this one http://www.intheraw.com/using-itr/recipes/cranberry-pear-relish/?ref=search&page=6#

    - Darla Shepherd

  70. I’m pretty intrigued by the Homemade Stevia Marshmallow Creme!

    - Katie

  71. would love to try the Ginger Cookies!

    - kristin

  72. I’d love to make the no-bale nutty oat bars

    - Jenny

  73. I would like to try the No-Bake Nutty Oat Bars

    - Kelly D

  74. I’d like to try the Ruby ‘Rita

    - Trezlen

  75. I’d like to make the Turbinado Energy Bars. Thanks!

    - Heather Spooner

  76. I need to make these for a party asap! Here’s my twitter link: https://twitter.com/brucesbff/status/245224444367360000

    - Laura Faust

  77. Oh gosh, Ali, this drink is just GORGEOUS! I LOVE the colors!!

    I think these peach muffins sound fabulous!


    - Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.

  78. I would try the carrot pineapple muffins!

    - cara

  79. I’d like to try the Sloppy Janes – sounds yummy!

    - Sharon R

  80. I’ve heard a lot about Stevia and have been wanting to try it. What would I try first…the no bake nutty oat bars.

    - The Food Hunter

  81. I live roasting nuts during the holidays. Definitely going to try this recipe this year!

    - Miriam Maya

  82. I’d love to try the Red Berry Popsicles – yum!

    - sara

  83. The No-Bake Peanut Butter Oat Cookies look good!

    - Beth @ Hungry Happenings

  84. The Rosemary Orange Spritzer sounds great. I don’t drink a lot of alcohol and try to limit sugar so this recipe is right up my alley!

    - Kimberly @ Healthy Strides

  85. I’d love to try the Coffee Baked Beans – yum!

    - Amy | Amy's Cooking Adventures

  86. The Teriyaki Chicken Wings with Hot Mango Dipping Sauce sounds delicious! I’ve been on a wings kick lately.

    - Erin H

  87. I want to make the sweet potato casserole with marshmallows! Tis the season :)

    - DessertForTwo

  88. That drink is stunning!! The colors! And I put jalapeno in my cocktails whenever I get the chance :)

    I need to make that Chinese Chicken Salad!

    - Sues