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Hidden Cocktails: Rum Sunset

Paradise in a glass

With the summer heat bearing down on us, a refreshing drink can be a blessing. It’s important to find the perfect drink to pair with our picnics, backyard barbecues, and beachside adventures. Discovering something that’s delicious, sweet, and refreshing will make you welcome at any summertime hang out. This week we’ve found the Rum Sunset.

Rum Sunset
Rum Sunset

This brightly colored drink isn’t just pretty to look at, it tastes pretty good too. Made with only 3 ingredients, the Rum Sunset is simple enough to whip up for friends and good enough to impress them. This drink can encapsulate the kind of carefree summer fun that everyone spends all season seeking out.



  • 12 ounces of orange juice
  • 3 ounces of light rum
  • 2 tablespoons of grenadine
  • Lime slices


  1. Combine orange juice and rum and separate 1/3 of the mixture to set aside.
  2. Fill 2 glasses with ice
  3. Put 2/3 of your orange juice/rum mixture in the 2 glasses
  4. Mix the remaining 1/3 orange juice/rum mixture with the grenadine
  5. Slowly pour that orange juice/rum/grenadine mixture into the glasses so it settles on the bottom. This will hopefully create the ombré effect!
  6. Garnish with lime slices


What do you think of The Rum Sunset? Let us know in the comments below or on social media!


Madeleine Hettich
Madeleine Hettich is a graphic designer, writer, illustrator, and comic book artist. After graduating with a BFA degree (with an emphasis in Visual Communications Design) from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer before being hired by GREY. She continues to develop independent illustration and comics projects in her own time. This background gives her a unique perspective when writing about any number of topics.

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