Sunrise on the Beach


Sometimes, necessity is the mother of invention. Sometimes it is bored. Sometimes it is curiosity. And sometimes it is all of the above!

Given the ingredients in the house at the time where a cocktail was needed, a combination of a Sex on the Beach and a Tequila Sunrise came about. And maui wowi, it was delicious! I highly recommend catching a sunrise on the beach asap.

Ingredients (makes 2 16oz glasses):

  • 2 oz spiced rum or tequila
  • 2 oz flavored vodka of your choice
  • 2 oz cranberry or cherry juice
  • 24 oz orange juice


Step 1: Mix the rum and vodkas in a shaker filled with ice. Pour half into each glass filled with ice. You can see I had 1 oz each of peach and caramel vodka, so I just used those, but you can use whatever flavor you have or just plain.


Step 2: Pour the orange juice into the liquors to mix. (Maybe your hand slipped while measuring 2 oz rum and added 4, who’s to say?)


Step 3: Carefully, pour the cranberry or cherry juice down the side of the glass. If you have differing densities and pour slowly enough, the two will not mix completely and you will end up with a nice ‘sunrise’ color gradation. If this doesn’t happen, drink the whole thing and promptly mix another batch. (Kidding!)

Have fun & be safe!

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