Everyone loves a sunrise ... specifically the drink because let's be real, bar bitches aren't morning people. However, I have to say that your traditional vodka or tequila sunrise is certainly a bit basic. It's not a 'cocktail' by any stretch of the word but a simple mixed drink and I cringe when I see it listed as such on a menu. When you've been doing this long enough you earn the rights to be snobby about a few things.
So I decided to turn this basic drink into something we can actually celebrate as a cocktail, and just like Rhonda she's a hot and spicy sunrise.
30ml Spiced rum - like Captain Morgan
30ml Cinnamon Whiskey - like Fireball
60ml Orange Juice
60ml Pineapple juice
Grenadine - or a red cordial
Add spirits and juices to a shaker and shake over ice.
Strain into a tall glass over fresh ice - filled to the top.
Pour grenadine slowly down the side of the glass to create a gradient effect - it should settle at the bottom.
The gradient effect is enough you don't need an extra garnish. If you desire pineapple or orange wheels would look great!