The Story Behind The Colada Sunrise

It might be time for a vacation. Lately I've been dreaming of a small island, someplace warm and tropical, where I can sit back and run my toes through the perfect white sand while sipping delicious cocktails.

This Colada Sunrise is just the thing. To riff on a traditional Piña Colada, I added some mango juice and grenadine, giving it lots of fruity flavor and beautiful colors. Best of all, it’s low-proof enough that you can probably enjoy more than one before moving onto your typical Daiquiri, Margarita, or other warm-weather drink.


  • 1 ½ ounces white rum
  • 1 ounce coconut cream
  • 1 ounce mango juice
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • ½ ounce grenadine


  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake hard to chill and combine ingredients.
  3. Strain into a rocks glass over ice.
  4. Garnish and enjoy!

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Updated: 2022-12-13

The Colada Sunrise Recipe