Summers and drinks, to be honest, are interminable and desirable no matter where you are. When that scorching sun is at the peak of the year, ready to sweat you all, nothing works better than drinks, and a cocktail is certainly a cherry on the top. Drinks like cocktails have gained a lot of popularity in recent years, and it is definitely not a good idea to miss out on them. 

A cocktail is basically made by mixing up any alcohol with some other drink, which is made by mixing one or more spirits and a variety of ingredients like fruit juice, a special cream, or sweet flavoured syrup. Today, we are here to talk about once such a delicious cocktail, and we’re sure many of you must have heard this famous name; the Barbados Sunrise Cocktail. 

Talking about summers and the sunrise, this cocktail is literally the epitome of perfection for those who are in awe of ‘sunrise’ drinks. Moreover, as we move towards 2021, it is the best time to include this in one of your parties. Let’s not waste our time further and get started with the recipe.

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How to make the Barbados Sunrise Cocktail?

What are the ingredients required? 

  • Orange juice
  •  ¾ oz Bacardi Superior rum
  •  ½ oz Grenadine
  •  1 oz Bols Blue Curacao

About the ingredients:

1. Blue Curacao: 

Curacao is a Caribbean liqueur prepared from the dried peels of a citrus fruit named Laraha. This has a lot of appeal among people who make and love cocktails and drinks since it is a special ingredient in most of them. Although a lot of brands sell some of the greatest Blue curacao, you can also make it on your own! Yes, you heard it right. Though the entire recipe might be a little hectic, it’s doable and we have for you here simple instructions that will help you. So, have a look.

Ingredients required: 

  • 1-liter vodka, 
  • 1-liter gin, 
  • zest of 12 oranges, 
  • 4 tablespoons dried orange peel, 
  • 32 cloves, 
  • 8 cups sugar, 
  • 6 cups water, 
  • Blue food colouring.


  • Mix the vodka, orange zest, gin, and dried orange peels in a container and leave it for 20 days.
  • After 20 days, add 32 cloves to it and let it rest for one more day.
  • Strain all the liquid from the container.
  • Add the 8 cups of sugar and 6 cups of water that you have taken, after straining the liquid from the container. Stir the mixture until the sugar gets dissolved.
  • Add a few drops of blue colouring from the top till the point your desired colour is reached.
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2. Grenadine: 

Grenadine is a red, sweet syrup used in a lot of cocktails and drinks. Originally, grenadine was prepared using pomegranates, but now a lot of colourings and flavourings are added to it, including syrups, citric acid, and some preservatives.

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Ingredients required: 

Other than the pomegranates/pomegranate juice, you’ll be needing sugar and a bit of lemon or lime juice, for that additional spark of tanginess. For our final Barbados sunrise cocktail recipe, we would suggest you go for granulated sugar.

Homemade grenadine can be easily prepared using pure, unsweetened pomegranate juice, or even from fresh pomegranates. It’s an easy recipe, whichever of the two you want to go for. 

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If you’re starting from scratch, you’d first be required to make pomegranate juice. For this, take some pomegranates and slice them open and remove any yellow parts of the skin. Blend the seeds in a blender and strain the juice.

After you’ve made the juice, you need to measure the sugar as well. A 1:1 ratio of pomegranate juice to water is advisable. Keep the consistency of grenadine as that of syrup, since it is a syrup. 

The most important thing is the sugar and juice ratio that you need to keep in mind and take care of it. As for the shelf life of grenadine, this recipe would let you preserve your syrup in the fridge for around a month. 

Now that you’ve prepared your ingredients for the main Barbados sunrise, let us move on to tell you the final set of instructions that you need to follow, in order to enjoy your cocktail.

Set of instructions for the Barbados sunrise cocktail recipe:

All you need to do to make your Barbados sunrise cocktail recipe is follow the given simple steps:

  • Mix the Bacardi and Blue Curacao and keep the mixture aside after doing so.
  • Take the cocktail glass, and pour the grenadine into it and fill the glass with ice. 
  • Add the orange juice to the cocktail glass.
  • After this, pour the Bacardi and the curacao mixture slowly over the top of the drink.
  • Garnish with a cherry and orange slice.
  • Serve.

That would be all. We hope our recipe helps you and you be successful in serving this beautiful cocktail to yourself and your friends. Let’s make that party a little more interesting with this recipe, shall we?