Hula Sunset

The tequila sunrise is one beautiful cocktail.  It’s a combination of tequila, orange juice, and grenadine, which is served unmixed.  The gradation of colors in the glass resemble those of a rising sun.

The Hula Sunset adds a fresh, tropical twist with mangos, grapefruit, and strawberries.  These look like sunset in a glass, and they go very well with tequila.

I made this to celebrate a good old boat that found a new owner today.  Here’s to all the sunsets we’ve spent on the Hula, and hoping our friends enjoy many more.  Cheers!hulasunset

Hula Sunset


  • 3/4 cup fresh grapefruit juice
  • 8 strawberries, hulled
  • 1/3 cup silver tequila
  • 1 1/4 cup fresh or frozen mango chunks
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice


Fill two tall glasses with ice.

Puree the grapefruit juice, strawberries, and tequila in a blender.  Pour into two glasses.

Puree the mango chunks and lime.  Pour it over the strawberry mixture in the glass.  Garnish with lime wedges or strawberries.  Sip and enjoy the sunset.


2 Comments Hula Sunset

  1. Cheryl Bredin February 15, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    That’s nice that hula found a good home. i love that boat.

    1. suwanneerose February 16, 2015 at 11:43 am

      We’re glad it went to friends. They plan to restore the wood and make it beautiful. It’s heading back to Tampa.

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