Ambrosia Cocktail

Place turbinado sugar in a saucer rather than a bowl. The thin layer of sugar will make the rim of the glass more attractive.


Makes 8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 30 Minutes
Stand: 30 Minutes


3 navel oranges, peeled and sectioned
1 red grapefruit, peeled and sectioned
1/2 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into cubes
1 1/2 tablespoons orange liqueur or orange juice
1/4 cup turbinado sugar
1 (750-milliliter) bottle sparkling rosé wine
1/2 cup frozen grated coconut, thawed and toasted
8 maraschino cherries


1. Toss together oranges, grapefruit, and pineapple; set aside.

2. Pour orange liqueur into a shallow saucer. Dip rims of 8 glasses in liqueur; dip rims in sugar, and let stand 30 minutes to dry completely.

3. Spoon fruit mixture evenly into glasses. Add rosé wine, filling three-fourths full; top with grated coconut and cherries. Serve immediately.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Sugar In The Raw for turbinado sugar.