Alchemy Bar’s Cucumber Sunrise (Carnival Cruise Lines)

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Yes, another cocktail. Hey what can I say,  I love new and refreshing cocktails on a hot summer day, on a cruise, in the Caribbean…Anywhere really! And anyone who has cruised on Carnival knows all about the Alchemy Bar! It’s a great bar, if you can get a seat or place at the counter! Always popular. They have a list of drinks they’ll make but they like to be creative too. So be adventurous if you dare!

cucumber sunrise

This is a simple cocktail that takes no time at all to make. The recipes call for specific brands of Vodka but just use whatever you like. No judgement here. I added the video from Carnival Cruise Lines at the bottom.


  • 2 oz Belvedere vodka (or your favorite vodka)
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz Monin watermelon syrup (or other brand if you can find it)
  • 2 cucumber wheels
  • 3/4 oz orange juice


  1. Drop the cucumber wheels into an empty pint glass (or cocktail shaker). Muddle those wheels.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients. Add ice, then cover it to prepare for shaking.
  3. Shake it for five seconds or so, then strain with a fine strainer if possible into a chilled glass. 
  4. Garnish with a cucumber wheel on the glass!

Serves 1


The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!

I am now embarking on yet another food inspired journey. This time it will involve two of my favorite things to do, cooking and taking cruises. Most people who know me either personally or from my blog What’s Cooking at the Genua’s? know that I LOVE to cook. My 2nd love is cruising. Again, most of my friends and family know this but I am hoping to pass along a combination of both of these with my new blog. Not to worry, my 1st blog What’s Cooking at the Genua’s? will not be going anywhere. This one is just an extension of my love of cooking and obsession with recipes and cruising the open seas!

Although my favorite cruise line is Carnival, I have cruised on Norwegian Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, and Costa Cruise Lines. My first cruise was on the Norwegian Starward way back in 1991. Carnival was my 2nd cruise on the Carnival Inspiration a several years later in 1997. I don’t know why it took so long after the 1st cruise to go again but I was hooked. Not only was I hooked but I became obsessed with the food, as most of us who have cruised are. Every cruise I took I would take the galley tour if they offered, a cooking demo whenever available, and even bought a cookbook from Carnival. I would try pretty much anything I had never tasted before. Escargot became a favorite from day 1 and I still love it and have it every cruise. On cruises it doesn’t hurt to ‘try’ something new to eat. If you don’t like it, no problem! Just ask for something else! They are more than happy to bring you something more to your liking. Don’t be afraid!

I am going to be scouring the internet and bring you recipes from as many cruise lines as I can. Of course, most will probably be from Carnival.  (What can I say, I am biased!) The Chocolate Melting Cake, Guy’s Burgers, Tiramisu, Kiss on the Lips cocktail to name a few.

I welcome all comments! Please feel free to contact me and request your favorite recipe and I will do my best to locate it and post it! 

Bon voyage!

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton