Island Sunset
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Island Sunset
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The Island Sunset cocktail is a tropical, colorful drink that embodies the laid-back vibe of a beach escape. A delightful mix of sweet pineapple juice and white rum, it is ... more The Island Sunset cocktail is a tropical, colorful drink that embodies the laid-back vibe of a beach escape. A delightful mix of sweet pineapple juice and white rum, it is accentuated by a splash of grenadine which provides a vibrant red hue, reminiscent of a stunning sunset over an island horizon. Traditionally served in a highball glass, this cocktail offers a refreshing and fruity experience, with the grenadine adding a touch of tartness and a deep color gradient that is visually appealing, making it a popular choice for summertime parties or any occasion that calls for a taste of paradise.
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15 key ingredients
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White rum
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4.8% | 2.4 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Island Sunset

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add rum to a highball glass with ice then fill the glass three-quarters full with pineapple juice
Top up the glass with a dash of grenadine and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Highball  ·  Dash  · 

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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal glass to serve an Island Sunset in?

The ideal glass for serving an Island Sunset is a highball glass, which accommodates the volume nicely and showcases the layered colors of the drink.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another type of rum if I don't have white rum for an Island Sunset?

Yes, although white rum is preferred for its light flavor, you can substitute it with dark or spiced rum for a different taste profile. Keep in mind that this will also change the color and possibly the taste of the cocktail.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnishing ideas for an Island Sunset?

A slice of pineapple or a maraschino cherry makes an excellent garnish for an Island Sunset. You can also add a small umbrella or a twist of orange peel for a festive touch.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of an Island Sunset compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 4.8%, an Island Sunset is relatively light compared to other cocktails. Many classic cocktails have higher alcohol content, making this drink a good option for those seeking a milder option.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Island Sunset?

Yes, you can make a non-alcoholic version of the Island Sunset by substituting the white rum with non-alcoholic white rum or a mix of lemon-lime soda and a splash of coconut water to mimic the tropical flavor without the alcohol.

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