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Centauri Sundown

The Centauri Sundown is a very easy-going drink. It puts the famously flavorless vodka with the grenadine of your childhood and the sour mix that’s not far off from a lemon-limeade. Neither your tastebuds nor your ability to stand up are being challenged much by this cocktail.

Centauri Sundown drink recipe with vodka, grenadine and sour mix.

Think of the Centauri Sundown the next time you start to order a Vodka Cranberry or Cosmopolitan. It’s a similar drink: pinkish-red in color, nicely tart and just a little bit sweet.

Overhead view of Centauri Sundown drink on table
Angled view of Centauri Sundown drink on table


  • 1 1/2 ounce vodka
  • 1/2 ounce grenadine syrup
  • 3 ounces fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces simple syrup

Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice cubes. Pour vodka and grenadine in and shake it well. Strain that mixture into a chilled cocktail glass. Top that off with sour mix to taste.