Sea Breeze Cocktail Recipe
There's no cocktail as tangy and satisfying as a Sea Breeze Cocktail. This is an elevated twist on the classic pairing of vodka and cranberry juice, as it has the grapefruit twist. Though today we know it as a vodka cocktail, apparently the Sea Breeze began as a gin and grenadine cocktail during the Prohibition Era, and was still a gin-based drink even in the 1930s, when apricot brandy and lemon juice were added to the ingredients list. Then, at some point in the 1950s, Ocean Spray decided to really push its cranberry juice as a mixer for alcoholic drinks. The rest is history!
Fresh is best, so if you can squeeze your grapefruit juice yourself, it will make for a lighter and more flavourful sea breeze drink.
Prep time: 2 Minutes
Nutrition: 220 Calories
- 1 1/2 ounces vodka
- 3 ounces cranberry juice
- 1 1/2 ounces grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed
- Garnish: lime wheel
- Add the vodka, cranberry juice and grapefruit juice into a highball glass with ice and stir.
- Garnish with a lime wheel.
Category: Drinks Cuisine: Cocktail