Summer is the time when most of us like to cool ourselves with refreshing drinks that are made with fruits and fruit extracts. One such summer drink is the Sea Breeze Cocktail, which is traditionally made by shaking together vodka, cranberry juice, and grapefruit juice in set proportions. The basic principle behind the recipe of this popular drink is creating a balance between the strong and weak flavours of vodka and fruit juice respectively.
The sweet and sour blend of flavours that this cocktail provides is the favourite among cocktail lovers across the globe. Owing to its popularity, chefs all around have been attempting to create their own variations of this cocktail. However, the original recipe remains the most preferred cocktail for a large number of admirers.
The Original Sea Breeze Cocktail
Ice cubes (as required) Vodka (1 ½ oz) Cranberry Juice (4 oz) Grapefruit Juice (1 oz) Lime Wedge (for garnish)
The drink is best served in a highball glass. So, it’s best if you get a set of highball glasses when you decide to serve the sea breeze to your guests. As you set to prepare it, for each glass, take glass as per your requirement and pour vodka over it. Then pour the fruit juices over the vodka and mix the liquids with a stirrer. Then serve the drink garnished with a lime wedge.
Some Interesting Sea Breeze Concoctions
The Skinnygirl Sea Breeze Cocktail
Ice cubes (as required) Skinnygirl Bare Naked Vodka (1 oz) Cranberry Juice (3 oz) Grapefruit Juice (1 oz) A slice of Grapefruit (for garnish)
In order to prepare this perfect summer cooler, combine all the ingredients with ice in a highball glass and serve it garnished with a slice of grapefruit.
The Malibu Bay Breeze Cocktail
Bay breeze is a very renowned concoction of the sea breeze cocktail. Let us see how it is prepared.
Ice cubes (as required) Malibu Coconut Rum (1 ½ oz) Cranberry Juice (2 oz) Pineapple Juice (2 oz) Pineapple Slice (for garnish)
In a highball glass, put the ice cubes. Then pour the Malibu coconut rum, pineapple juice and cranberry juice. Give the combined liquids a stir and then serve it garnished with a pineapple slice.
The Ruby Red Bay Breeze Cocktail
bCrushed Ice (2 cups) Vodka (3 cups) Cranberry Juice (3 cups) Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice (3 cups) Juice of 5 Limes Lime Wedges (for garnish)
In a large jug, combine vodka, and the two kinds of juices with lime juice. While serving, pour ice in highball glasses up to half size and then pour the blended mixture over it. Serve topped with lime wedges.
The Cranberry Sea Breeze Cocktail
Ice Cubes (as required) Cranberry Juice (2 oz) Lemon Juice (1 twist) Cranberry Vodka (1 ½ oz) Grapefruit Juice (2 oz) Lemon Wedges (for garnish)
Take highball glasses and put ice cubes up to half level in them. Then pour vodka over it along with the grapefruit and cranberry juices. Stir the blend and finally twist a lemon over it. Garnish the glasses with lemon wedges and serve the drink chilled.
These sea breeze cocktails are sure to leave your guests feeling splendid. So, do give them a try when they visit your house the next