Skinny Sunrise Cocktail Recipe

Yields: 1 serving
Prep time: 5 minutes


  • 1.5 oz (45 ml) vodka: (You can substitute with tequila for a Tequila Sunrise)
  • 3 oz (90 ml) freshly squeezed orange juice: Provides vibrant flavor and vitamin C
  • 1 oz (30 ml) unsweetened cranberry juice: Adds a touch of tartness and beautiful color
  • 1/2 oz (15 ml) freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp agave nectar (or sweetener of choice): For a touch of sweetness
  • Ice cubes
  • Orange slice and/or a maraschino cherry for garnish (optional)

Equipment and Utensils

  • Cocktail shaker
  • Tall glass (highball or hurricane glass)


1. Prepare your glass: Fill your tall glass with ice cubes.

2. Combine ingredients in the shaker: Add vodka, orange juice, cranberry juice, lime juice and agave nectar (or your chosen sweetener) to the cocktail shaker. Fill the shaker halfway with ice.

3. Shake it up: Seal the shaker and shake vigorously for about 15-20 seconds. This helps chill and mix the drink thoroughly.

4. Build your sunrise: Strain the mixture into the prepared glass over the ice.

5. Garnish and enjoy! Add an orange slice and/or a cherry for the classic look. Serve immediately.


Fresh is best: Always opt for freshly squeezed orange and lime juice for the best flavor.

Customize your sweetness: Adjust the amount of agave nectar (or sweetener) to match your preference.

Make it a mocktail: Skip the alcohol and enjoy the same refreshing flavors.

Make it a big batch: Easily increase the ingredient quantities to serve a crowd.


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