Mike’s Sunrise (Holly’s NYE Drink)

I made a delicious drink today.  I was going to post about it tomorrow, but I think everyone will be hung over and not want to hear about an alcoholic drink.  I think that’s how I’m going to feel at least.  Right now though, I feel good and I’m looking for a delicious New Year’s Eve Drink.

This drink is probably one of the prettiest drinks I’ve ever made.  Not just because it’s in a martini glass (which automatically makes everything prettier), but it’s also pink, layered, has a sugar rim, and has a cherry in it.  That’s just the perfect recipe for a pretty drink.  It’s also really simple to make.

When I was trying to think of a drink, I was trying to use up some Mike’s Hard that we had bought.  I had the idea to come up with a drink to make each flavor of Mike’s Hard more tolerable, but by the time I got around to actually doing that there were only 2 flavors out of the 4 left.  So I was left with just revamping the original flavor.  This is what I came up with.  I think that it’s very delicious and not too sweet at all.  My boyfriend liked it even and he’s a strong drink and dark beer kind of guy.

Happy New Year’s everyone!  Stay safe and have fun!

Mike’s Sunrise (Holly’s NYE Drink)

Total Time: 5 minutes

Mike’s Sunrise (Holly’s NYE Drink)


  • 1 cherry
  • 1 martini glass
  • sugar
  • 1 skewer or bar straw
  • 1/2 Mike’s Hard Lemonade
  • 1 shot tequila
  • splash of grenadine


  1. Wet the rim of a martini glass with water using your finger. Place the rim in a bowl of sugar to fully coat it. Skewer the cherry with the skewer or bar straw and place across the top of the martini glass. Pour in the tequila. Add the Mike’s Hard and fill until the liquid is about a 1/2″ or 1 cm away from the sugar on the rim. Add the splash of grenadine. Enjoy and don’t forget to for second helpings (unless it’s time to take a break and drink some water)!

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