Alternate Reality
(split 2233)

A Cardassian sunrise was an alcoholic cocktail available on Earth in the 23rd century.

In 2255 of an alternate reality, Nyota Uhura ordered two Cardassian sunrises while at the Shipyard Bar, shortly before meeting James T. Kirk. (Star Trek)

In the "Open Channel" section of "The Q Gambit, Part 4", writer Mike Johnson addressed an apparent continuity flaw by Robert Gill. Reconciling the existence of the Cardassian sunrise in a reality where Kirk is unfamiliar with the Cardassians, Mike Johnson explained that "the Cardassian Sunrise cocktail was introduced to the Federation by a lone Cardassian smuggler, the first of his species to enter Federation space years before. Only the few humans who did business with him at remote outposts ever saw his face before he was murdered in an I'danian [(presumably the source of the I'danian spice pudding)] space barter gone awry, but the popularity of his drink spread quickly, years before the Federation would ultimately make first contact with the Cardassians as the history books record it."