This tastes like summer in a glass. And you need to make it ASAP. This slushy Vodka Sunrise recipe is simple to make and I know you’ll be making this all summer long! They really couldn’t be easier. If you’re a fan of vodka recipes this is sure to be a new favorite recipe for you. It’s the perfect refreshing cocktail – even for brunch. Bloop.I only share things I love and think you will too. This post contains affiliate links, which means, if you purchase through one of my links, I am compensated. Recipe and vodka were provided by UV Vodka.
I promise that I don’t drink as much as you may think. I do post often about cocktails, like this Bourbon Moscow Mule or White Wine Spritzers for Moms. My Instagram may make you think I’m a lush as well. It’s just that cocktails are so pretty! And I love that they signify a moment of relaxation.
With summer right around the corner, I’m sharing a twist on an old classic. A Tequila Sunrise seems like it would be served up at The Regal Beagle, doesn’t it? This version, a Vodka Sunrise recipe, using Sangria flavored vodka instead, is a modern twist. No kaftan required. Well, I mean, they are always welcome. Just not required.
How to Make a Vodka Sunrise
I’m not usually a big fan of flavored vodkas. But sangria flavored…totally worth a try. And as you may expect, it’s fruity with a hint of citrus. It’s on the sweeter side so it works perfectly when mixed with orange juice, which helps to cut the sweetness a little. Then just a splash of grenadine is all you need to put this warm weather cocktail together.
- 1 part Sangria (or other flavored) UV Vodka
- 3 parts orange juice
- splash of grenadine
- finely crushed ice
I did a little research and found out that the company recently stopped making this Sangria flavor although you still may be able to find it in some stores! Read on to find out substitutions you can use for this recipe if you can’t find this exact flavor!
Steps for making this yummy cocktail
I wanted to make it snow cone-esque so I used my Ninja to crush up some ice. Crushed ice may water down a cocktail a little bit but is that a bad thing? In my mom head that just means it may lessen my hangover and allow me to have another one of these without me behaving badly in front of the kids…
I just poured the Sangria Vodka, orange juice and grenadine right over the top of the ice and it made the most gorgeous colors! Doesn’t it look frosty and delicious?
You’ll love this Vodka Sunrise Cocktail
This drink reminds me of vacation. Not one that I have been on. One that I would like to take. I’m good with anywhere there is a beach, palm trees and a swim up bar.
Substitutions for the Sangria Vodka
I always get so bummed out when I think a cocktail recipe sounds delicious but the ingredients might be hard to find. I worked with UV Vodka to come up with a few great alternatives to use for a similar taste!
- UV Ruby Red is grapefruit flavored vodka. It’s delicious and has a citrusy kick to it that would balance well with the Orange juice and grenadine. It would also give the Vodka Sunrise a similar gorgeous color!
- UV Pink Lemonade is lemonade flavored vodka. It also has a sweet, citrusy taste that would be delicious in this cocktail recipe.
- UV Cherry tastes great with orange juice and the grenadine would complement it as well! This would be another way to maintain the perfect color of the cocktail. You may need to add a squeeze of fresh lime juice to keep it from becoming too cherry forward.
- UV Cake with OJ and grenadine is delicious. This would be a totally different flavor than the original recipe, but it kind of sounds amazing and I’m super curious about how cake vodka tastes!
- Regular vodka will also work just fine! You’ll want to add back in the citrus flavor which you can do with fresh lemon and lime juices. Vodka and orange juice go together perfectly. And the grenadine will add sweetness and that fun bright pink color.
You want to get in on this vodka sunrise cocktail, don’t you?
More cocktails to try:
- Spicy Mexican Mule with Jalapeno
- Watermelon Margarita
- Corpse Reviver #2
- Vodka Thyme Lemonade by Besos, Alina – This one sounds perfect for summer and I’m dying to try it!
Printable Vodka Sunrise Recipe
This fruity recipe is perfect for brunch and summer parties! I made this one like an adult slushie but you can also make it over ice!
- 1 part UV Sangria Vodka
- 3 parts Orange Juice
- Splash of grenadine
In a glass of ice, add all of the ingredients above.
Recipe and vodka were provided by UV Vodka.
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If you love easy mixed drinks that are brightly colored and totally refreshing, you’ll love this Vodka Sunrise Recipe! The ice makes it slushy and perfect for warm days.