Malibu Sunrise
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Malibu Sunrise
Cocktail recipe

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The Malibu Sunrise is a sweet and tropical cocktail that evokes the vibrant hues of a sunrise with its layered presentation. A spin on the classic Tequila Sunrise, this variation ... more The Malibu Sunrise is a sweet and tropical cocktail that evokes the vibrant hues of a sunrise with its layered presentation. A spin on the classic Tequila Sunrise, this variation swaps out tequila for coconut rum, blending the smooth, creamy notes of coconut with the bright, citrusy flavor of orange juice. The addition of grenadine not only creates a visually stunning gradient, reminiscent of a dawn sky, but also contributes a rich, fruity sweetness that balances the tropical tang of the drink. Typically served in a highball glass, the Malibu Sunrise is a popular choice for those seeking a refreshing and aesthetically pleasing beverage, perfect for summer parties or a relaxing day by the pool.
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Coconut rum
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13.33% | 2.4 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Malibu Sunrise

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Put the rum into a cocktail shaker along with the orange juice and shake
Pour into a highball glass over ice
Then shake the grenadine bottle and pour very slowly into the glass
Stir vigorously and enjoy
~ You have to stir like nobody’s business because the grenadine likes to settle in a syrupy texture at the bottom. ~

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·  Shake  ·  Highball  ·  Stir  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I achieve the layered appearance of the Malibu Sunrise?

To create the beautiful layered effect of the Malibu Sunrise, start by filling your highball glass with ice. Pour in the coconut rum and orange juice and mix them together. Then, slowly pour the grenadine over the back of a spoon or by drizzling it down the side of the glass to ensure it settles at the bottom, creating a gradient or sunrise effect.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best type of ice to use for the Malibu Sunrise?

For the Malibu Sunrise, using large ice cubes or a single ice sphere is recommended for two reasons: they melt slower than crushed ice, preventing the drink from diluting too quickly, and they maintain the aesthetic of the drink better by not interfering with the layered effect as much.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some appropriate garnishes for the Malibu Sunrise?

To complement the tropical flavors of the Malibu Sunrise, consider garnishing it with a slice of orange, a cherry, or even a pineapple wedge. These garnishes not only enhance the drink's presentation but also subtly add to its flavor profile.

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