What I love about vodka sunrise
Here’s what you’ll need to make it
How to make a vodka sunrise
Typically a sunrise cocktail is made by adding the liquor and orange juice to a glass with ice and then spooning the grenadine down the side to let it sink to the bottom of the glass.
This technique is considered a “sink” (rather than a “float” which would sit on the top), and in the end, it just needs to get to the bottom of the glass, so I figure why not just start it out that way?
To make your vodka sunrise: Fill your glass with ice and add the grenadine. Next, add the vodka and top with orange juice. Garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.
FAQs and tips on making vodka sunrise
If you don’t want to use store bought grenadine you can make a batch of my homemade grenadine or pomegranate molasses will work well!
No, grenadine is basically just a flavored simple syrup.
You do not technically have refrigerate grenadine if it is store bought, but it will keep the flavor longer if you do. If you are using homemade grenadine, then you should definitely keep it in the fridge.
Other orange juice based cocktails you should try
- Fizzy blood orange margarita
- Spiked vodka orange juice
- Creamy winter citrus smoothie
- Blood orange mocktail mule
More vodka cocktails you will lovePrint
No tequila? No worries. Make yourself a vodka sunrise instead. This simple orange juice cocktail is mixed with vodka and grenadine for a vibrant, refreshing drink. Serve unmixed and garnished with an orange slice and maraschino cherry for a traditional look.
- Prep Time: 5
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 1x
- Category: Cocktails
- Method: Mixing
- Cuisine: American
- 1/2 ounce grenadine
- 2 ounces vodka
- Orange juice
- Garnish: orange slice, maraschino cherry
- Add grenadine to a highball glass and fill with ice.
- Add vodka and top with orange juice.
- Stir to create a sunrise effect, and garnish with an orange slice and maraschino cherry.
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 288
- Sugar: 27.8 g
- Sodium: 6.9 mg
- Fat: 0.4 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 39 g
- Fiber: 3.8 g
- Protein: 2.1 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: vodka sunrise, vodka, vodka cocktail, vodka with orange juice, vodka and juice
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