Savor the Sunrise: A Refreshing Look at the Vodka Sunrise Cocktail

Are you looking for a unique twist on the classic Sunrise cocktail? Look no further than the Sunrise! This layered cocktail is a refreshing mix of vodka, orange , and grenadine that's sure to be a hit at your next gathering.

The Vodka Sunrise originated from Sausalito, California in the early 1970s. It was a spin off of an earlier version created in Phoenix, Arizona during the 1930s. The cocktail is named for its colorful appearance when served—with gradations of color resembling a sunrise. To make a Vodka Sunrise, pour vodka and orange juice over ice in a glass. Then slowly add grenadine untl you achieve the desired effect. The result is an eye-catching layered drink with bright hues that will be sure to impress your guests!

In addition to being visually appealing, the Vodka Sunrise is also incredibly tasty! The vodka adds a nice kick while the orange juice provides balance with its subtle sweetness. The grenadine adds just enough tartness to make this cocktail perfect for summer sipping. Plus, it's low calorie so you can enjoy it guilt-free!

So next time you're having friends over for drinks, why not try somethig new? Put together your own Vodka Sunrises and have some fun watching them come together before your eyes!

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The Ingredients of a Vodka Sunrise

A Vodka Sunrise is a classic cocktail made with three simple ingredients: vodka, orange juice and grenadine. To make a Vodka Sunrise, pour 1 ounce of vodka into an ice-filled highball glass. Next, slowly add 4 ounces of freshly squeezed orange juice on top of the vodka. Then, gently pour ¼ ounce of grenadine syrup over the back of a bar spoon so that it sinks to the bottom of the glass and creates a beautiful sunrise-like effect. Garnish with an orange slice for a refreshingly vibrant drink

Alcohol Content of a Sunrise Cocktail

A SunRise™ contains 4.6% by volume per can, which is equivalent to 9 grams of alcohol per 355 mL can. That's abot one-third of the amount of alcohol in a standard . Enjoy responsibly!


The Vodka Sunrise is a sweet and refreshing cocktail with a striking appearance. Whether it's enjoyed as an afternoon refresher or served at a party, it's sure to add a touch of brightness to any occasion. It's made with just three ingredients—vodka, orange juice, and grenadine—and athough it shares similarities with the Tequila Sunrise, it has its own unique flavor profile that sets it apart. With its combination of sweet and tart flavors, this classic drink is sure to be a hit with everyone from seasoned cocktail connoisseurs to casual drinkers. So raise your glass high and enjoy the sunrise!

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Thomas Ashford

Thomas Ashford is a highly educated brewer with years of experience in the industry. He has a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry and a Master Degree in Brewing Science. He is also BJCP Certified Beer Judge. Tom has worked hard to become one of the most experienced brewers in the industry. He has experience monitoring brewhouse and cellaring operations, coordinating brewhouse projects, and optimizing brewery operations for maximum efficiency. He is also familiar mixology and an experienced sommelier. Tom is an expert organizer of beer festivals, wine tastings, and brewery tours.