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Strawberry Sunrise Drink Recipe

The Strawberry Sunrise is a dessert cocktail.  You can certainly drink it as an aperitif or with a meal or by itself, but if you’ve got a hankering for sweets, this drink will take care of it. No cheesecake necessary.

The Creme de Fraises is a very sweet and powerfully flavorful strawberry liqueur. Combined with several ounces of orange juice, this drink is almost like a big orange and strawberry smoothie. It’s low on alcohol, which makes it a big hint with light drinkers.

Strawberry Sunrise cocktail in with strawberries

But when I poured the orange juice in with the creme de fraises, everything turned pretty much red right there. And then the grenadine just made it all a little bit redder.

If you squint very hard at the photos, you can see it’s a little paler at the top, but that’s it. I’m guessing it depends on the exact brand of creme de fraises, or the type of orange juice you use, how the colors all go together.

But that’s okay because it’s really delicious either way.

Closeup view of Strawberry Sunrise cocktail in with strawberries

Strawberry Sunrise Drink Recipe

  • 2 ounces creme de fraises
  • 4 ounces orange juice
  • 1/2 ounce grenadine

Build the ingredients into a highball glass. Drop the grenadine in last, so it will sink to the bottom of the drink and form a little red spot down there, creating the sunrise effect.