The juicy Sea Breeze cocktail is sweet, sour, and perfect for summer. It’s also just 3 ingredients! Shake them up for a little “sea foam” on top of your drink.

Seabreeze cocktail in three glasses on a silver serving tray with ice and sliced and whole limes.
Table of Contents
  1. Recipe ingredients
  2. Ingredient notes
  3. Step-by-step instructions
  4. Recipe tips and variations
  5. Sea Breeze Cocktail Recipe

Recipe ingredients

Sea Breeze cocktail ingredients.

Ingredient notes

  • Vodka: Use a fruity flavored vodka if you want to try something different.
  • Grapefruit juice: Squeeze it fresh or use store-bought.
  • Cranberry juice: Substitute 100% cranberry juice for the cranberry juice cocktail if desired. Your drink will be less sweet overall and will lack the bright pink color.

Step-by-step instructions

  1. Fill a tall glass (such as a Collins glass) with ice. Add vodka and grapefruit juice and stir to combine.
Seabreeze ingredients being mixed together in a clear glass.
  1. Top with cranberry juice and garnish with a lime wedge.
Someone adding grenadine into a seabreeze in a clear glass.

Recipe tips and variations

  • Yield: This recipe makes one cocktail.
  • Make ahead: Choose convenience over the beautiful gradient in an individual drink by mixing up a large batch of cocktails in advance. For 4 drinks, combine 6 ounces vodka, 24 ounces grapefruit juice, and 8 ounces cranberry juice cocktail. Chill until serving time.
  • Foamy: For a little “sea foam” on top of your cocktail, add the vodka, grapefruit juice, and cranberry juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until icy cold, about 30 seconds. Pour into a glass with ice and garnish with a lime wedge.
  • November Sea Breeze: A Sea Breeze Mocktail without the vodka.
  • Winter Sea Breeze: Substitute gin for the vodka.
  • Cape Codder: The original vodka-cranberry cocktail. Pour 2 ounces vodka and 4 ounces cranberry juice over ice, then garnish with a lime wedge.
  • Bay Breeze: Substitute pineapple juice for the cranberry juice (also known as a Hawaiian Sea Breeze).
  • Ocean Breeze: Add 1 ounce pineapple juice to the recipe below.
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Seabreeze cocktail in three glasses on a silver serving tray with ice and sliced and whole limes.

Sea Breeze Cocktail

The juicy Sea Breeze cocktail is sweet, sour, and perfect for summer. It's also just 3 ingredients! Shake them up for a little "sea foam" on top of your drink.
5 from 2 votes
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 2 mins
Servings 1 serving
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Calories 207

Ingredients 

  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka (see note 1)
  • 6 ounces grapefruit juice (see note 2)
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice cocktail (see note 3)
  • 1 lime wedge optional, to garnish

Instructions 

  • Fill a tall glass (such as a Collins glass) with ice. Add vodka and grapefruit juice and stir to combine. Top with cranberry juice and garnish with a lime wedge.

Notes

  1. Vodka: Use a fruity flavored vodka if you want to try something different.
  2. Grapefruit juice: Squeeze it fresh or use store-bought.
  3. Cranberry juice: Substitute 100% cranberry juice for the cranberry juice cocktail if desired. Your drink will be less sweet overall and will lack the bright pink color.
  4. Yield: This recipe makes one cocktail.
  5. Make ahead: Choose convenience over the beautiful gradient in an individual drink by mixing up a large batch of cocktails in advance. For 4 drinks, combine 6 ounces vodka, 24 ounces grapefruit juice, and 8 ounces cranberry juice cocktail. Chill until serving time.
  6. Foamy: For a little “sea foam” on top of your cocktail, add the vodka, grapefruit juice, and cranberry juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until icy cold, about 30 seconds. Pour into a glass with ice and garnish with a lime wedge.
  7. November Sea Breeze: A Sea Breeze Mocktail without the vodka.
  8. Winter Sea Breeze: Substitute gin for the vodka.
  9. Cape Codder: The original vodka-cranberry cocktail. Pour 2 ounces vodka and 4 ounces cranberry juice over ice, then garnish with a lime wedge.
  10. Bay Breeze: Substitute pineapple juice for the cranberry juice (also known as a Hawaiian Sea Breeze).
  11. Ocean Breeze: Add 1 ounce pineapple juice to the recipe below.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cocktailCalories: 207kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 5mgPotassium: 276mgSugar: 25gVitamin C: 70mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
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  1. Made this for a pool party last weekend. We all loved them and said it felt like we were on vacation, until the kids started arguing. :) So good. Will keep making this recipe only.5 stars