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Tokyo Sunset Cocktail

This gorgeous fruity cocktail is made with coconut rum, tropical fruit juices, and a splash of grenadine to give it that signature sunset color. It’s inspired by a cocktail served at Epcot!

A sunset cocktail drink.

About this Cocktail

We recently took our 2 young kids to Disney World for the first time. Our family had such a blast! We might be a Disney family now, no joke.

Anyway, we happened to visit in a heat wave. 

We went in the spring, but the day we visited Epcot, the heat index was 105℉.

Our family wandered to Japan to get sushi for lunch, which was a fabulous idea!

We had lunch at the Katsura Grill, and the specialty cocktail for the day was a Tokyo Sunset. Funnily enough, the park has 2 versions of this cocktail. The one at Teppan Edo contains creme de banana and peach schnapps.

The other can is at Shiki-Sai: Sushi Izakaya with coconut rum, pineapple, and orange juice. The Shiki-Sai version was served as the specialty cocktail at the Katsura Grill that day.

Folks, let me tell you. If you’ve been chasing 2 toddlers around Disney World in 105-degree weather, there is nothing better in the world than an ice cold Toyko Sunset cocktail! 

So, as soon as we returned home, I began testing to recreate that super refreshing, gorgeous cocktail at home.

Maybe it’s the memories doing the talking, but this cocktail is delicious. It’s sweet, fruity, refreshing, and very pretty. But not heavy or syrupy.

Enjoy it on a hot day, serve them at the pool, and make them your vacation drink or the official drink of the summer! I’ve included instructions to make them in a pitcher to serve a crowd at your next party!

Ingredients

Orange juice, pineapple juice, coconut rum, grenadine, cherries, and orange slices prepped for cocktail making.

Orange and pineapple juice bring the sunset color with their beautiful orange and yellow hues.

You’re looking for real coconut-flavored rum like Bacardi Coconut Rum. Don’t use Malibu. It’s coconut liqueur. I’ve tried it with regular white rum, but the coconut rum brings home that sweet, fruity tropical flavor.

A splash of grenadine adds a balanced sweetness and gives this drink its signature sunset color.

Orange slices and cocktail cherries make a lovely garnish that continues the sunset colors.

Make it a Mocktail

Make a virgin sunset cocktail: Use coconut water instead of rum!

Instructions

Fill a cocktail shaker half full of ice. Then, pour in the orange juice, pineapple juice, and coconut rum.

Close the lid and shake it vigorously. Then, pour it into a tall, ice filled glass. I love serving these in a hurricane glass or Poco Grande glass.

Top it off with a splash of grenadine. DO NOT STIR! Let the grenadine settle to give it the sunset color.

Garnish the glass with an orange slice and a cocktail cherry.

Serve immediately!

Make a Pitcher

You can batch this cocktail and even partially mix it ahead of time. I’ve included instructions for making a 2-quart pitcher of this sunset cocktail. You can double the 2-quart recipe to make a gallon.

Mix the pineapple juice, orange juice, and coconut rum in a 2-quart pitcher and chill until ready to serve.

Pour the mixture into ice-filled glasses and top each off with a splash of grenadine. Garnish the sunset cocktails with an orange slice and a cocktail cherry.

Serving Tips

  • I love serving these in a hurricane glass or a Poco Grande glass.
  • Serve this fruity sunset cocktail for a refreshing drink at the end of a hot summer day! It will bring vacation vibes to a night at home. 
  • If you’ve had one of these at Epcot, one sip will transport your mind straight to Disney World. It’s the perfect sip for daydreaming!
  • Make a pitcher and serve them at a party.
A sunset cocktail drink.

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Tokyo Sunset Cocktail

A sunset cocktail drink with orange, pineapple and coconut.

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This easy summer cocktail has a beautiful sunset color. It’s inspired by a cocktail served at Epcot!

  • Author: Mandi
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Method: Shake
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Units Scale

1 cocktail

  • 2 ounces coconut rum
  • 2 ounces orange juice
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1/4 ounce grenadine (a splash)
  • Orange slice and a cocktail cherry for garnish

2-quart pitcher

  • 2 2/3 cups orange juice
  • 2 2/3 cups pineapple juice
  • 2 2/3 cups coconut rum
  • About 1/3 cup of grenadine
  • 1 orange, cut in half, then sliced for garnish
  • Maraschino cherries, for garnish

Instructions

For 1 cocktail

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker half full of ice. Add the rum, orange juice, and pineapple juice. Close the lid and shake vigorously for 20 seconds to mix and chill the cocktail.
  2. Pour into a tall glass filled with ice.
  3. Add a splash of grenadine to the top of the cocktail. DO NOT STIR.
  4. Garnish with an orange slice and a cocktail cherry.
  5. Serve immediately.

For a pitcher

  1. Mix the rum, pineapple, and orange juice in a pitcher. Chill until ready to serve.
  2. Pour into an ice-filled glass.
  3. Then, top with a splash of grenadine. DO NOT STIR.
  4. Garnish with an orange slice and a cocktail cherry.
  5. Serve immediately.

Notes

Nutrition calculation is based on a single cocktail.

Make a virgin sunset cocktail: Use coconut water instead of rum!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 212
  • Sugar: 14.9 g
  • Sodium: 5.5 mg
  • Fat: 0.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20 g
  • Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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