There is nothing quite so refreshing as this Bay Breeze Cocktail on a summer day. It’s a simple fruity drink made with vodka, and it’s perfect for sipping on during the hottest months of the year.
Bay Breeze Drink
Do you enjoy boozy tropical drinks – but not the taste of rum? (It seems like that’s in every tropical drink, huh?) If so, I have a drink for you: this bay breeze cocktail!
It’s two parts cranberry juice, two parts pineapple juice, and one part vodka. Delicious and easy to make!
This drink is also known as a Hawaiian sea breeze. However, it’s not the drink known as the “sea breeze,” since that generally uses grapefruit juice rather than pineapple juice.
It’s also not the drink known as the “Malibu bay breeze,” since that uses Malibu rum. It’s also not a “Cape Codder,” aka a Vodka Cranberry.
Lots of delicious drinks out there, whew – but just one wonderful bay breeze.
This recipe is, by the way, the most amazing drink to have during late spring or summer holidays/occasions/get-togethers. For instance, try it as a special cocktail during…
- Mother’s Day
- Your bestie’s birthday
- A bridal shower
- Or a picnic!
Though, I’ve prepared this once or twice during the winter just to remind me of the sunshine. I know it’s a little weird, but it’s just that good – and just that tropical!! It truly is like an ocean breeze captured in a glass. Enjoy!
Bay Breeze: Ingredients & Equipment
For this Bay Breeze Cocktail recipe, you’ll need …
- vodka – the only alcohol in this beverage. Part of what makes it so simple yet tasty!
- cranberry juice and pineapple juice: – these two juices combine to make a refreshing, sweet, and fruity flavor. You’ll use the same amount of both for my bay breeze recipe, although there are some variations on this!
- ice – this cocktail is best served cold for the summer months, of course.
- lime wheel – optional, but makes a lovely garnish. I also like to sometimes squeeze it into the drink for a bit of citrus. Up to you, though!!
- measuring jigger – used to get the portions of juices and vodka right.
- glass – grab your favorite cocktail glass for this one, y’all!! That’s all you’ll need to make a bay breeze cocktail.
Bay Breeze: FAQs
Less than 5 minutes!! All you’ll need to do is measure and stir the ingredients together.
Just one! You’ll want to make a few batches if you have a party to serve.
You can use either one. However, if you use cranberry juice, you may want to add some simple syrup or another sweetener into your drink, as it’ll be a little tart. However, the cranberry juice cocktail already has a sweetener added, so you’ll be good to go there.
Absolutely. I’ve noticed some people prefer way more pineapple juice in a bay breeze. And the “official” way to make a bay breeze, apparently, is to use a TON more cranberry juice – like – a ratio of 5:1 or 6:1 cranberry-to-pineapple. Of course, in the end, you can flavor it to your taste if you don’t like my ratio. However, I really think this recipe nails it perfectly.
Yes, although most recipes don’t call for more than 2 ounces at the very most!!
Anything fruity, like pineapple wedges or maraschino cherries. Delicious!!
Other recipes you may enjoy
- 1.5 ounces vodka
- 3 ounces cranberry juice
- 3 ounces pineapple juice
- lime wheel for garnish
- Fill a tall glass with ice.
- Add vodka, cranberry juice, and pineapple juice.
- Gently stir.
- Garnish with lime wheel.
- I personally love to squeeze the lime directly into my glass and mix it in, giving a little added acidic pop that pairs
perfectly with the flavors of this cocktail.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 drink
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 207Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 2gSugar: 19gProtein: 1g
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