Vodka Sunrise, Perfect for Brunch

The Vodka Sunrise, a spin on a traditional breakfast cocktail, is a beautiful and simple drink that looks lovely in any glassware. Pair it all with some bright Polish Pottery wine glasses, and it’s perfect for special occasions.

Zakłady 7″ plate in “Blue Lace Heart” pattern, tumbler in “Delicate Poppy”, Ceramika Artystyczna 7″ vase in “Dragonfly Blues”, 5″ bowl in “Indigo Roses”, 31 oz. glass carafe in “Frosty daisies”, and 21″ Folk pattern kitchen towel


To make a Vodka Sunrise, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 oz vodka (we prefer Polish vodka, click here for a previous post)
  • 4 oz orange juice
  • 1 oz grenadine
  • Ice
  • Orange slice and cherry for garnish (optional)
“Frosty Daisies” glass carafe, Folk theme tea towel, “Circling Sunflowers” wine glasses by Galia, “Tropical Blues” 8″ Knife by Zakłady and 13″ mix cutting board by Artland, Ceramika Artystyczna 2 oz. shot glass in “Little Meadow Pride” and 7″ “Joy” spoon


  1. Fill a tall clear wine glass or tall tumbler with ice.
  2. Measure with a 2 oz. shot glass and add the vodka and orange juice to the glass. Stir to combine.
  3. Slowly pour the grenadine into the glass, allowing it to sink to the bottom, creating a “gradient” look in your glass.
  4. Garnish with an orange slice and cherry, if desired.


While the classic recipe for the Vodka Sunrise is delicious on its own, there are a few variations you can try to mix things up. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Substitute grapefruit or pineapple juice for the orange juice for a unique twist on the classic recipe.
  • Use a flavored vodka, such as citrus or raspberry, to add extra depth to the drink.
  • Add a splash of soda water for a fizzy twist.

The Vodka Sunrise best accompanies light fare, such as croissants on a dessert plate, quiche served from a beautiful pie dish, or berries in a bowl.  To add even more color to a colorful breakfast tray, pour some extra orange juice in a floral glass carafe as a reminder of your last tropical vacation!  Cheers!