Everyone needs to have this Sea Breeze Cocktail recipe in their collection. It’s a blend of juices and vodka, and it’s delicious!
The notion of the Sea Breeze Cocktail was born in the 1920’s, though gin and grenadine were in the original Sea Breeze. It evolved over the years and eventually became a popular drink in the 70’s made with vodka and fruit juices.
A Bay Breeze, or a Hawaiian Sea Breeze, is similar to a Sea Breeze except for the substitution of pineapple juice for grapefruit juice. The Sea Breeze is also closely related to the Cape Codder (which lacks the grapefruit juice) and the Salty Dog (which lacks the cranberry juice and is made with a salted rim).
How to make a Sea Breeze Cocktail:
It’s an easy drink to make. And it’s nothing fancy. Fill an 8-ounce glass halfway with ice cubes. Add 4-ounces of grapefruit juice, 2-ounces of cranberry juice and 1 1/2-ounces of vodka. Give it a stir, garnish with a lime, and serve.
Alternately, you can use a cocktail shaker- place the ice and other ingredients in the shaker. Shake, then strain into a glass and serve.
How to choose good limes:
Look for green limes that smell limey. Give them a squeeze. Good limes will have some give to them. Hard limes are either not ripe yet or old. Feel their weight. Heavy-feeling limes for their size will be juicier.
Helpful conversions if you don’t have a measuring cup with ounces:
4-ounces is the same as 1/2 cup, so you’ll need 1/2 cup grapefruit juice. 2-ounces is the same as 1/4 cup, so you’ll need 1/4 cup cranberry juice. 1 1/2-ounces is the same as 3 tablespoons, so you’ll need 3 tablespoons of vodka. Double or triple the recipe to make more or share with friends.
Here are a few more cocktails you might enjoy:
- Slushy Watermelon Mojitos
- Paloma Cocktail
- Mint Julep Recipe
- Vodka Watermelon Cocktail
- Lava Flow Cocktail
- Cucumber Gin Fizz
- Blood Orange Whiskey Sour
- Grapefruit Crush
Sea Breeze Cocktail
- 4 ounces grapefruit juice
- 2 ounces cranberry juice
- 1½ ounces vodka
- lime wedge, for garnish
- Fill an 8 ounce glass halfway with ice cubes. Add the grapefruit juice, cranberry juice and vodka. Give it a stir, garnish with a lime, and serve.
- Alternately, you can use a cocktail shaker- place ice and ingredients in the shaker. Shake, then strain into a glass and serve.