Picture this: You wake up, it’s hot, and it’s still dark outside. 

You’re awake before dawn has broken. You hop in your car and race to the beach to beat the sun before it rises.

One of the all-time best summer activities is waking up to watch the sun rise. This has inspired the next addition to our Sober Summer Series: the Sunrise Mocktail. 

The Confidant Sober Summer Series is about making popular cocktails and drinks more accessible and enjoyable for all. In our spin on the classic, we put the tequila down and swapped it for a bottle of sparkling cider to pair well with the tropical flavors of this summer favorite.

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Serves one

  • 2 oz of sparkling cider

  • 2 oz of grapefruit juice

  • 2 oz of pineapple juice

  • Agave as desired

  • Grenadine as desired

  • Maraschino cherries (optional)

  • Orange (optional)


  1. Pour ice into your glass

  2. Pour sparkling cider over the ice

  3. Add grapefruit juice

  4. Add pineapple juice

  5. Add as much agave as desired to combat the tartness

  6. Add grenadine

  7. Garnish with maraschino cherries and an orange slice. You can add the juice from the orange if desired as well.

  8. Stir after serving to preserve the sunrise effect 

  9. Enjoy!