A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from October 20, 2006
West Texas Sunset (cocktail)

The “West Texas Sunset” cocktail is not nearly as popular as the similar “Tequila Sunrise.” Pomegranate juice is used rather than grenadine.

Best of Minneapolis 2002
Bar Abilene
1300 Lagoon Avenue S.
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
Pg. 88:
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
Crushed ice
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.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Friday, October 20, 2006 • Permalink