Want to know my absolute favorite part of summer? Having a super fun mini gathering with friends. My parents have a pool in their backyard and one of my favorite past times is having a poolside bbq. And with these gatherings comes the need for refreshing cocktails. I’m always trying out new recipes to see what works and I think this time I’ve come up with something super delicious. A new take on a tequila sunrise… this cocktail ended up having that same gorgeous coloring so I thought it would be fun.
Ingredients wise this is totally simple and getting the perfect mix is a breeze. You’re gonna need 7UP, pineapple juice, cranberry juice, lime juice, and Malibu Rum. It’s super fruity and so delicious. The perfect amount of tartness coming from the 7UP and sweetness from the juices.
The recipe could not be any easier to whip up. That is one of the reasons that I love it so much for summer gatherings and parties. You have this refreshing and delicious cocktail in under ten minutes which really leaves times to sit down, relax and catch up with your friends which is really what our gatherings are all about anyway. It pairs perfectly with all sorts of BBQ meals, we did steak kebabs and they were just such a hit with this super easy cocktail.
- 2 oz. mixed pineapple and cranberry juice
- 2 oz. 7-Up
- 1/2 oz. lime juice
- 1-1/4 oz. shot Malibu Coconut Rum
- Mix everything (except your grenadine) in a cocktail jigger and shake well.
- Drop a tiny bit of grenadine in the bottom of your chosen glass.
- Pour over ice and enjoy.
Let me know if you get to try out this super delicious cocktail, we are heading for our annual family vacation in the Outer Banks in September and I just know that batches of this will be in high demand!