Fire Island Sunrise Cocktail Recipe – Boat Drinks

After one sip, you’ll forget all your worries until sunrise.

I haven’t had the pleasure of sampling the Fire Island Sunrise, but it sounds damn good. One shot of rum, one shot of vodka, then sweet and sour and juices to mask the taste of alcohol. Sounds like something that sneaks up on you after a couple and makes you tell bad jokes.

Fire Island Sunrise Cocktail Recipe

  • White rim 1 shot
  • Vodka 1 shot
  • Orange juice 1 shot
  • Sweet and sour 1 shot
  • Cranberry juice splash
  • Orange slice garnish

In an ice-filled Collins glass, pour the alcohols in first. Add the orange juice and sweet and sour. Add with cranberry juice to create a “sunrise” and garnish with an orange slice. Raise glass and toast.

Let me know if you gives this boat drink a try. Would love to know what you think.


By |2010-06-09T13:40:11+00:00June 9th, 2010|Boat Drinks|3 Comments

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  1. David June 9, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Funny, I won the Best Bartender in Fire Island competition back in 2000 and never once heard of this drink! A better option? The deadly Rocket Fuel, served at just about every bar in Fire Island. Ingredients: An amaretto and amber rum pina colada with a thick 151 floater up top. To the moon!

  2. mm
    RumShopRyan June 9, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    151 floater huh? That will light the island on fire!

  3. Signature Drink Maker February 5, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    I need someone to settle a friendly competition for me. My friend and I made this drink, it was very good by the way. The issue we are having is mine looked more orange with the cranberry juice making it look a little dark. My friends drink look more like a punch the color was more pink looking (I belive they used other ingredients than what they were supose to but they won’t admit it). I need someone to post a picture of what a Fire Island Sunrise should look like so we can end this dispute once and for all.

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