Today, June 21, is the summer solstice. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, it is the longest day of the year. What better way to commemorate this day than with a sunrise drink? (No, I don’t mean a drink at sunrise. Unless you are so inclined of course. No judging here!)
My first thought was tequila sunrise, but I wanted something different, so I tried a Mimosa.
So fun! I’m pretty sure you could drizzle grenadine into any orange juice based drink and make the lovely sunrise effect.
What I like about this drink is that it is lighter, and suitable for brunches or other early get-togethers. Use it to toast the solstice this weekend!
I have written this recipe with a ratio of 50/50 champagne to orange juice. Feel free to adjust to personal preference.
- 4 oz orange juice*
- 4 oz champagne*
- 0.5-1 oz grenadine
- Pour the orange juice and champagne into a champagne flute or similar glass.
- Drizzle the grenadine in slowly, allowing it to settle at the bottom to create the sunrise effect.
- Garnish with orange slices and/or cherries as desired.