Sweet Sunrise: The Ideal Mocktail for a Casual Brunch

The Sweet or Virgin Sunrise Mocktail Recipe
A non-alcoholic take on the popular Tequila Sunrise, the Virgin (or Sweet) Sunrise is a great drink that is perfect for brunch. S&C Design Studios
  • 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 serving
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Take the tequila out of the Tequila Sunrise and you have a Virgin (or Sweet) Sunrise. It is a fantastic mixed drink for any time of the day and the recipe is unbelievably easy to make.

Essentially, the Virgin Sunrise is a simple way to enhance a tall glass of orange juice. It adds the sweetness of grenadine to offset the tart citrus and because it's served on the rocks, it's quite refreshing.​ Once you learn the beauty of this easy mocktail, it may even replace your morning orange juice.

This one definitely deserves fresh-squeezed orange juice and is a perfect companion for any brunch.

What You'll Need

How to Make It

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice and orange juice.
  2. Slowly pour grenadine over the juice. It will sink to the bottom and slowly rise to the top as you drink.
  3. Garnish with an orange slice.