The Wright Bar at the Arizona Biltmore



The legendary Arizona Biltmore, the "Jewel of the Desert," is renowned for its Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired design and luxurious facilities. The resort’s sleek Wright Bar with its majestic panorama of Squaw Peak is the right place to find trend-setting martinis and the original Tequila Sunrise, famous in songs, movies and pop culture. The cocktail was created at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa circa late 1930s-early 1940s.  A frequent guest who loved tequila asked the bartender, Gene Sulit, to surprise him with a refreshing drink he could enjoy poolside. The iconic Tequila Sunrise--blending soda and tequila with Crème de Cassis and fresh lime juice--was born.

 Tequila Sunrise

1 1/4 oz. Premium Tequila
3/4 oz. Creme de Cassis
Fresh Lime
Soda Water

Fill glass with cracked ice.  Add Tequila Creme de Cassis and a squeeze of lime.  Fill with soda.  Garnish with 3 fresh lime wheels.

Absolut-ly Wright Martini

2 oz Absolut Vodka
1/2 oz Triple Sec
Splash of Cranberry Juice

Shake and strain into a martini glass.
Top w/ Champagne.
Garnish w/ Lemon Twist.


Nestled on 39 acres at the foot of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, the resort offers 735 guest accommodations, full-service spa, salon and fitness center; two 18-hole golf courses; six restaurants, eight swimming pools and an array of recreational activities.



Edited by Patricia D. Sherman


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