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Coconut Rum Sunrise

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The Coconut Rum Sunrise is a tropical cocktail that blends the smooth, creamy richness of coconut with the fruity sweetness of Malibu rum, freshly squeezed orange juice, and a touch of grenadine. This layered drink captures the essence of a beautiful sunrise with its vibrant, gradient colors, starting with a deep red base and transitioning into a bright orange hue.

Tasting Notes

Upon the first sip, the Coconut Rum Sunrise offers a delightful burst of tropical flavors. The cream of coconut provides a velvety, smooth texture that coats the palate with a luscious sweetness, perfectly complementing the light, coconut-infused Malibu rum. The orange juice adds a refreshing citrus tang, balancing the creamy and sweet elements with its natural acidity. As you continue to enjoy the drink, the grenadine gradually mixes in, bringing a subtle tartness and a hint of berry flavor that enhances the overall complexity of the cocktail.

As the flavors meld, the Coconut Rum Sunrise evolves into a harmonious blend of tropical delight. The initial creamy sweetness transitions into a well-rounded medley of coconut, citrus, and berry notes. The drink’s texture remains silky and smooth, with each ingredient playing a distinct yet complementary role. The visual appeal of the layered colors adds to the experience, making each sip feel like a tropical escape.

Tips & Tricks

Swap out some of the orange juice for fresh pineapple juice to give the drink a more complex tropical flavor.

Include a splash of lime juice to add a zesty twist and balance the sweetness with a touch of acidity.

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Coconut Rum Sunrise

Coconut Rum Sunrise


  • 1 oz cream of coconut
  • 2 oz Malibu
  • 4 oz orange juice
  • 0.5 oz grenadine


  1. In a shaker add ice, cream of coconut, malibu, and orange juice.
  2. Shake very well to chill and combine.
  3. In a glass add the 0.5 oz grenadine, then fill halfway with ice.
  4. Strain prepared drink into the glass, slowly.
  5. Do not stir, there should be a bit of color mixing from red to orange, but not much.

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