The Vodka Sunrise blends vodka with orange juice and some grenadine to give it a berry flavor and the sunrise effect. It’s a simple, beautiful drink with an easygoing flavor.
It’s easy to serve to guests, which makes it great for entertaining. You can mix the orange juice and vodka in a pitcher beforehand. Just pour it into glasses and then add the grenadine.
In fact, this one is so easy, you can actually let guests serve themselves. Just set out the pitcher of vodka and orange juice and a bottle of grenadine.
When grenadine is this prominent in a drink, it can be worth it to buy a higher quality bottle like Liber & Co. Handcrafted grenadines are fresher-tasting and less goopy (no corn syrup).
You can also make your own grenadine if you’re feeling fancy. Making your own mixers can be a lot of fun.
This is a very tasty drink that’s actually quite light on the alcohol. That makes it a good choice for breakfast or any occasion where you prefer lighter drinking.
It also makes a great brunch cocktail. It’s got lots of fruit juice, it’s not particularly strong, and it goes with most any breakfast-brunch kind of food.
If the Vodka Sunrise isn’t strong enough for you, you can always bump up the vodka by a half-ounce or even an ounce and reduce the orange juice accordingly.
I recommend this drink to friends who just don’t like the flavor of tequila. It’s really just the same drink with a different liquor.
But it also makes a delicious change from the Tequila Sunrise, even if you love your Tequila Sunrises. The fruit flavors come through more strongly in this one.
Sometimes simple cocktails are the best. The Vodka Sunrise has an easygoing orange-berry flavor. It’s also easy to make – even when you’re tired at the end of a long day.
In fact, it’s perfect as a drink to unwind with after work. The easy flavor combined with some sugar to get you going again and the vodka to take the edge off.