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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!

Tropical Sunrise Shots

Summer is a great time for tropical drinks. Vodka is wonderful and orange juice is good for you, so make a Tropical Sunrise shot! You can also use tequila for a Tequila Sunrise. Perfect for beach parties or patio sitting, it gets you in the summer mood.


  • 1 oz tequila
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • Splash grenadine or cherry juice
Step 1: Pour cold orange juice into a shot glass. Then carefully pour vodka on, if slow enough they won’t mix and will create two layers. I used raspberry vodka because that’s what I had and it adds another fruity flavor.
Step 2: Slowly pour in a dash of cherry juice, which should sink to the bottom. It makes a layered, colorful shot that’s delicious and pretty!

Please enjoy responsibly.