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Tamalina Sunrise

"This Sunrise cocktail was delicious mistake! It became my favorite and was concocted by your's truely! It's a take on the classic with a little twist keeping its bright striations of color, evokes a summer sunrise. This drink has only three ingredients—coconut rum, grenadine, and pinapple-orange juice—and is served unmixed to preserve the color of each layer."

This cocktail was a take on the original Tequila Sunrise which was created in the early 1970s by Bobby Lozoff and Billy Rice at the Trident bar in Sausalito, California. The cocktail achieved notoriety after a member of the Rolling Stones—in some tellings it was Mick Jagger, while others have it as Keith Richards—tasted it at a party to kick off The Rolling Stones’ 1972 tour. The band began ordering it at stops across the country and even dubbed the tour “the cocaine and Tequila Sunrise tour,” which helped to propel the drink’s popularity.

In 1973, Jose Cuervo put the recipe on the back of its tequila bottles, and that same year, the Eagles released a song called “Tequila Sunrise” on their “Desperado” album. These infusions into popular culture resulted in the drink going mainstream, and it has been a part of the cocktail canon ever since.

My version the Tamalina Sunrise became part of my regular specialty drinks served at BBQ's, cookouts, and holidays in my home. Tamalina Sunrise is easy to make but must be constructed precisely in order to achieve the desired sunrise look.

Tamalina Sunrise

Servings – 1 Prep Time – 5 Minutes Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Barcardi coconut rum

  • 4 ounces Dole pineapple-orange juice

  • 1/4 ounce Rose's grenadine

  • Garnish: orange, pineapple slice and cherry


Add ice to a cold highball glass.

Add the rum and then layer in the pineapple-orange juice slowly pouring it over rum and ice.

Top with the grenadine pouring slowly, which will sink to the bottom of the glass, creating a layered effect.

Garnish with an orange, pineapple slice and or a cherry.


You can rim the glass with red or orange colored sanding sugar or a favorite of mine, toasted coconut. Pictures coming soon!

"Tamalina Sunrise is easy to make but must be constructed precisely in order to achieve the desired sunrise look. Super refreshing and with crispy sweet undertones."

CWT is not a certified dietician or nutritionist. Any nutritional information shared on this site is an estimate counted through measurements and package nutritional information used in each recipe. If calorie, macro counting and other nutritional values are important to you, I recommend running the ingredients through your choice of nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary depending on national brands used per recipe.

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