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Tropical Sunshine Drink

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This tropical Sunshine Drink is a copycat version of the Buckboard Bash that I had while I was in Branson at the Dolly's Stampede. You are going to love how easy it is to make this non-alcoholic delicious drink.

During the summertime, my daughter and I are always about making fun drinks to enjoy on the back porch while we watch our hummingbirds flutter about.

While I was in Branson recently, we went to Dolly's stampede and we had the most amazing drink ever — a Buckboard Bash. It was a simple and easy drink made with Sprite, Pineapple juice, and grenadine syrup. It was the tastiest drink that I have ever put in my mouth.

I knew the minute I came home that I was going to try and recreate this myself. Now — mine is not exactly like theirs, which is why I called mine a tropical sunshine drink. The colors together look just like a beautiful sunset getting ready to happen.

How to Make a Tropical Sunshine Drink

This drink will take you literally two minutes to make. 

Fill your glass with ice.

Start by adding in 1/2 glass of Sprite. I say 1/2 a glass because no matter how tall or how short your glass is, it will be equal parts Sprite and Pineapple juice.

After you add in your 1/2 glass of Sprite, top it off with 1/2 a glass of Pineapple juice. Now — this is my husband's favorite way to drink this.

He is not a fan of Grenadine syrup so he just drinks Pineapple juice and Sprite together. I like the Sour Cherry flavor of the Grenadine syrup to mine.

After adding in the Pineapple juice, take the Grenadine Syrup (I bought mine online from Amazon — it is the Torani Brand). Just a splash is all you need to add that perfect Sunshine color to the drink.

Now, add a straw and you are ready to go with the most gorgeous drink on the planet.

Check out this video below to learn how quick this drink comes together.

As I said, it's simple and easy. Now you can make a fun and festive drink for when you have company over and want to impress them with your non-alcoholic beverage-making skills.

If you want some healthier options, check out this of healthy cocktails from Regain Your Sparkle.

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Yield: 8 glasses

Tropical Sunshine Drink

Tropical Sunshine Drink

This easy summertime drink will be a favorite among friends and family. The best part? It's alcohol free.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • Sprite
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Grenadine Syrup
  • Ice for glasses


  1. Fill glasses with ice.
  2. Take glass and fill 1/2 full with Sprite.
  3. Top the remaining half off with Pineapple Juice.
  4. Add a splash of Grenadine Syrup and mix together.
  5. Serve to friends and family with a straw.

    Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:


    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 82Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 19mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 0gSugar: 18gProtein: 0g

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