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Irish Sunrise

An Irish Sunrise layers orange juice and grenadine syrup with smooth Irish whiskey that creates a stunning visual effect similar to a sunrise, except that it can blind you. It has a sweet uplifting flavor that brings a touch of Irish warmth.

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irish sunrise cocktail

Irish Sunrise

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: fruity gin cocktails, irish, Irish Sunrise, Irish Whiskey
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Irish whiskey with orange juice and grenadine syrup, sunrise in Ireland.


  • 2 oz Irish whiskey
  • 4 oz orange juice
  • 1/2 oz grenadine syrup


  • Fill your shaker with ice.
  • Pour the Irish whiskey and orange juice into the shaker.
  • Shake well until it's nicely chilled.
  • Strain the mixture into a highball glass filled with ice.
  • Carefully pour the grenadine into the drink. It will sink and then slowly rise to create the sunrise effect.
  • Enjoy your Irish Sunrise.
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Irish Sunrise
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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