Vodka Sunrise Recipe

If you are like me, a tequila sunrise sounds delicious – except for the tequila part. The flavor of tequila and orange juice is not always appealing to everyone, and vodka is a perfectly acceptable substitute. What’s more, strictly speaking of presentation, vodka’s clear color makes the drink take on a more pleasing color. Here are recipes for not only a traditional vodka sunrise, but a few variations on it for those who would like to mix things up a bit. 

TRADITIONAL VODKA SUNRISE

The drink is basically a screwdriver with one extra ingredient – grenadine. This adds a gorgeous color and lends the drink its name.

INGREDIENTS

1 oz. vodka

5 oz. orange juice

1 shot grenadine

DIRECTIONS

Shake vodka and orange juice over ice, then strain into a glass. Top with grenadine.

CRANBERRY SUNRISE

If you love the tart taste of cranberry juice as much as I do, this drink is for you!

INGREDIENTS

1 oz. vodka

3 oz. cranberry juice

3 oz. orange juice

3 dashes grenadine

DIRECTIONS

Shake vodka, cranberry juice, and orange juice over ice, then strain into a glass. Top with grenadine. 

SPARKLING SUNRISE

Soda adds a little spritz to this delicious variation. Warning: it is surprisingly strong!

INGREDIENTS

2 oz. vodka

2 oz. apricot liqueur

2 oz. orange juice

Ginger ale or Sprite

DIRECTIONS

Shake vodka, apricot liqueur, and orange juice over ice, then strain into a glass. Fill with soda.

ARIZONA SUNRISE

This drink is as beautiful as a sunrise over the Arizona desert.

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 oz. vodka

1/2 oz. Rose’s Sweetened Lime Juice

4 oz. orange juice

1 oz. grenadine

DIRECTIONS

Shake vodka, lime juice, and orange juice over ice, then strain into a glass. Top with grenadine.

ITALIAN SUNRISE

This elegant variation of the vodka sunrise is a great way to end a tasty Italian supper!

INGREDIENTS

1 1/4 oz. vodka

3/4 oz. Campari

1/4 oz. limoncello

3/4 oz. orange juice

3/4 oz. sweet and sour

DIRECTIONS

Shake and strain this drink into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon spiral.

Source:

  1. Tequila Sunrise (cocktail)
  2. Overview Of The Gluten Free Casein Free Diet
  3. Vodka Sunrise recipe – Drinksmixer

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