Spicy Tequila Sunrise {$100 cooking.com giveaway)

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

A delicious pomegranate, orange juice, and tequila drink...with a spicy twist!


  • 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|http://www.intheraw.com/using-itr/recipes/spicy-tequila-sunrise/?ref=search&dish_type=beverages&page=1]

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

One reader will win a $100 gift card to Cooking.com. To be entered for a chance to win, simply visit the In The Raw website and let me know which of the recipes you’d like to try!


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  1. Jammie — September 29, 2012 @ 5:33 pm (#)
  2. maria cantu — September 29, 2012 @ 9:42 pm (#)

    I would like to try the unstuffed cabbage.

  3. Rebecca Graham — September 30, 2012 @ 2:58 am (#)

    I would make the Tropical Cucumber Cooler Cocktail.

  4. Eugenie — September 30, 2012 @ 2:57 pm (#)

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

  5. meredith — September 30, 2012 @ 4:52 pm (#)

    the Marshmallow Sweet Potato Casserole sounds amazing

  6. meredith — September 30, 2012 @ 4:52 pm (#)
  7. Sarah L — September 30, 2012 @ 6:19 pm (#)

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

  8. Sarah L — September 30, 2012 @ 6:22 pm (#)
  9. anash — September 30, 2012 @ 8:13 pm (#)

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

  10. anash — September 30, 2012 @ 8:29 pm (#)
  11. DevvyR — October 1, 2012 @ 12:07 am (#)

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

  12. Christy @ My Invisible Crown — October 3, 2012 @ 7:12 pm (#)

    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.

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  14. Crystal — January 11, 2013 @ 6:10 pm (#)

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

  15. Leslie Kiley — October 19, 2013 @ 6:55 pm (#)

    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!

  16. Leslie Kiley — October 19, 2013 @ 6:58 pm (#)

    I tweeted about the contest @ //twitter.com/gypsyscrapper/status/391714854169346048

  17. Caroline — December 1, 2013 @ 1:41 pm (#)

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


  18. Frances — September 1, 2015 @ 9:58 am (#)

    I would try the Sour Cream Chocolate Loaf.


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