A Day at the Beach Cocktail

Last Updated on April 20, 2022 by Bill Allen

A Day at the Beach Cocktail Recipe

To the untrained eye, A Day at the Beach might look like a lot like a Tequila Sunrise. However, once you taste it, you will definitely appreciate the difference. Made with coconut rum and amaretto, this has got a bit of a more tropical taste – it’s perfect for enjoying on a hot summer day whether you’re on the beach or not.

Super easy to make and even looks cool. No special equipment is needed either!

The ingredients include Amaretto, orange juice, Grenadine and of course coconut rum. I always use either Malibu or Flor de Caña coconut rum. I find both to be economical and perfect for mixing.

The secret to making this look really upscale is to always serve this in a nice bar glass like a hurricane glass. That’s what you see in the picture. You’d be surprised how much a difference using a fancier glass can make both in presentation and enjoyment.

How to make an A Day at the Beach Cocktail

A Day at the Beach Cocktail

A Day at the Beach Cocktail

The perfect beach drink made with coconut rum, Amaretto, orange juice and Grenadine.
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 2 mins


  • 1 Ounce Coconut-flavored rum
  • 1/2 Ounce Amaretto
  • 4 Ounce Orange juice
  • 1/2 Ounce Grenadine
  • Pineapple wedge and strawberry optional


  • Grab your shaker and fill it with ice.
  • Add 1 oz of Rum, 1/2 oz of Amaretto, 4 oz of Orange Juice.
  • Shake it up and pour your cocktail into a highball glass.
  • Drizzle 1/2 oz of Grenadine on the top – by not stirring the drink, the Grenadine will sink to the bottom and create a varied color effect on the way down.
  • For a finishing touch, add a wedge of Pineapple with a fresh Strawberry.

A Day at the Beach Cocktail is just that, something that should be enjoyed in front of the ocean on a hot summer’s day. It’s one of those upscale drinks that should have an umbrella in it rather than a pineapple wedge and strawberry. Sorry, forgot the strawberry in the picture for this!

What is your favorite beach drink? I’m going to write an article on the best beach drinks and would love to know if I’ve covered everything. Let me know in the comments below.


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