Southern Sun
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Southern Sun
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The Southern Sun cocktail is a vibrant, tropical mix featuring the creamy, sweet flavors of coconut rum and the fruity touch of peach schnapps. This refreshing concoction is enriched with ... more The Southern Sun cocktail is a vibrant, tropical mix featuring the creamy, sweet flavors of coconut rum and the fruity touch of peach schnapps. This refreshing concoction is enriched with the tangy taste of pineapple juice, which contributes to its breezy, summery vibe. A dash of grenadine lends a hint of vibrant color and an additional layer of sweetness, all served in a highball glass to create a visually appealing and easy-sipping beverage. The Southern Sun is reminiscent of beach vacations and sunny destinations, making it a popular choice for those seeking a light and fruity drink to enjoy in a relaxed setting.
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Coconut rum
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6.88% | 1.65 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Southern Sun

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour a shot of Malibu and a shot of peach schnapps to a highball glass with ice
Pour in pineapple juice then stir
Add a dash of grenadine before serving

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

·  Highball  ·  Stir  ·  Dash  · 

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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Southern Sun cocktail?

The best way to serve a Southern Sun cocktail is in a highball glass, ensuring it's chilled to enhance its refreshing taste. Fill the glass with ice, pour over the mixed ingredients, and give a gentle stir before serving. A garnish of a pineapple wedge or a maraschino cherry can add a decorative touch.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another type of rum if I don't have coconut rum for a Southern Sun?

Yes, you can substitute with white rum or spiced rum if you don't have coconut rum. While the substitution might slightly alter the flavor profile, adding a splash of coconut water or a few drops of coconut extract can help mimic the original taste.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnishing tips for a Southern Sun cocktail?

To enhance the tropical flair of a Southern Sun cocktail, garnish with a slice of pineapple, a maraschino cherry, or an orange wheel. For an extra decorative touch, add a small umbrella or a colorful straw. These garnishes complement the drink’s flavors and visual appeal.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Southern Sun compare to a standard cocktail?

With an alcohol content of 6.88%, the Southern Sun is slightly lower in alcohol compared to many standard cocktails, which usually range around 10-15% alcohol by volume. This makes it a milder option, suitable for those who prefer a less potent beverage.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are best suited for serving Southern Sun cocktails?

The Southern Sun cocktail, with its tropical flavors and refreshing characteristics, is perfect for summer gatherings, beach parties, or any casual event that calls for a light and fruity drink. Its laid-back and refreshing nature makes it a great choice for poolside sipping or as a welcome drink at outdoor events.

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