Barbados Sunrise
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Barbados Sunrise
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Rating

4.68 / 5
Barbados Sunrise is a tropical and refreshing cocktail that originated on the island of Barbados. With its vibrant colors and fruity flavors, it is the perfect drink to transport you ... more Barbados Sunrise is a tropical and refreshing cocktail that originated on the island of Barbados. With its vibrant colors and fruity flavors, it is the perfect drink to transport you to a Caribbean paradise. The base of the cocktail is orange juice, which is topped up with white rum, known for its smooth and light taste. Grenadine adds a touch of sweetness and a beautiful red hue to the cocktail. The addition of orange liqueur adds a subtle complexity to the drink, giving it a hint of citrus and floral notes. This combination of ingredients creates a well-balanced cocktail that is both sweet and refreshing, perfect for sipping on a sunny day. With its nod to the beautiful sunrises in Barbados and its delicious flavor profile, Barbados Sunrise is a must-try cocktail for any tropical drink lover.
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Base ingredient
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White rum
Garnish
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Cocktail cherry, orange
Alcohol content
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4.57% | 1.37 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Top up Top up Top up
22.5ml ¾oz 2.3cl
15ml ½oz 1.5cl
30ml 1oz 3cl

Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Barbados Sunrise is a visually striking cocktail that captures the essence of its tropical namesake with layers that mimic the island's vibrant sunrises. The blend of sharp citrus from the orange juice and blue Curaçao, coupled with the smoothness of white rum and the sweet piquancy of grenadine, creates a harmonious yet exciting flavor profile that dances intriguingly on the palate. This drink isn't just pretty; it's a well-crafted symphony of flavors that perfectly balances sweetness and tanginess, making it an ideal choice for those who appreciate complexity without overpowering their taste buds.

Method
How to make a Barbados Sunrise

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Mix the Bacardi and curaçao together and set aside
Pour the grenadine into the glass and fill with ice
Add the orange juice, leaving room in the glass
Pour the Bacardi and curaçao mixture slowly over the top giving it a layered look
Garnish with an orange slice and cherry and serve

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Comments

Azucena Gallegos avatar

once mixed, it tastes AMAZING. But, even before mixing, it does not look like a sunrise...it just turns green....then purple somehow...then brown when mixed lol.

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What is the best way to layer the ingredients for a Barbados Sunrise?

To achieve the stunning layered effect of a Barbados Sunrise, start by pouring the grenadine into your highball glass. Then, carefully add ice to the glass. Slowly pour the orange juice over the back of a spoon to minimize mixing. Mix the white rum and Blue Curaçao together before slowly pouring the mixture over the orange juice layer, again using the back of a spoon. This method helps maintain distinct layers of color, resembling a sunrise.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How can I adjust the alcohol content in a Barbados Sunrise?

Adjusting the alcohol content in a Barbados Sunrise can be done by modifying the amount of white rum and Blue Curaçao. For a stronger cocktail, increase the quantities of these spirits. Conversely, for a lighter drink, reduce the amounts. Always ensure to adjust the proportions while maintaining the balance of flavors.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairs well with a Barbados Sunrise?

A Barbados Sunrise, with its tropical and citrus notes, pairs well with light and fresh flavors. Seafood dishes, like grilled shrimp or fish tacos, complement the drink's tangy profile. Fruit-based desserts or light salads with citrus dressing also make excellent pairings, echoing the cocktail’s refreshing qualities.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Can I make a non-alcoholic version of a Barbados Sunrise?

Yes, you can create a non-alcoholic version of a Barbados Sunrise by omitting the white rum and Blue Curaçao and substituting them with non-alcoholic syrups or juices with similar flavors. For example, use a non-alcoholic blue Curaçao syrup to replicate the color and a bit of lemon or lime juice to mimic the tanginess of the rum.

FAQ

What is the significance of the name 'Barbados Sunrise'?

The name 'Barbados Sunrise' evokes the beautiful, vibrant colors of a sunrise seen on the Barbados coast. The layering of the grenadine, orange juice, and Blue Curaçao in the drink reflects the hues of the rising sun over the ocean. Though it may not have a specific historical origin tied to Barbados, the cocktail's name and presentation are a tribute to tropical Caribbean beauty.

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