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How to Make a Sea Breeze Cocktail

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Sea Breeze Cocktail
Sea Breeze Cocktail

The Sea Breeze cocktail : vodka, cranberry and grapefruit juice combine to make one easy drinking cocktail! The Sea Breeze drink is definitely an eighties-style drink but since I grew up in the eighties (not drinking however, just watching all the adults drink, of course) it seems fitting to bring them back to modern times. This is simply one of the easiest cocktails to make; it looks good and it tastes great and can be put together in only a couple of minutes (so when you have friends over for cocktails, keep this one in mind).

If you are a lady, get your Cyndi Lauper hair rocking. If you are a man, do NOT go with the Flock of Seagulls look. Duran Duran and other awesome eighties get-ups are, however, acceptable. You can never go wrong with an eighties party either; invite your friends over, dig into some eighties Trivial Pursuit and throw a good 80’s playlist on via Spotify and you are set. While this drink has been around since oh, the 50’s, it didn’t become popular until the 1970’s, and of course, then the 80’s.


Ingredients in a Sea Breeze

  • cranberry juice
  • vodka
  • grapefruit juice
  • ice

How to Make a Sea Breeze Cocktail

To make this, get your favorite cocktail glass (in this case we used out awesome mason jars) and

  • mix in 4 ounces of Cranberry juice together with 1 ounce of Grapefruit juice and 1 1/2 ounces of Vodka.
  • Garnish with a lime wedge and a handful of ice and you are all set.
  • Of course, the amount of Vodka you add is entirely up to you, this amount I’d use for “light drinking”.

We use paper straws because they look better than plastic ones, just don’t leave your drink sitting too long or they tend to deteriorate (fortunately, in this household, drinks don’t sit around not getting drunk. Or is that the people in this house don’t sit around not getting drunk? I get confused.)


I hope you like it, until next time, have a happy Thirsty Thursday. You can also try a Madras cocktail, it’s similar but not as sweet as this.

Mr Kitchen Magpie


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How to Make a Sea Breeze Cocktail

The Sea Breeze cocktail : vodka, cranberry and grapefruit juice combine to make one easy drinking cocktail!
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Karlynn Johnston


  • 4 oz Cranberry juice
  • 1 1/3 oz vodka
  • 1 oz Grapefruit Juice
  • 1 lime wedge
  • ice cubes


  1. Combine the cranberry juice, vodka and grapefruit juice in a large mason jar sized glass.

  2. Top with ice and garnish with a lime wedge.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 152kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Sodium: 3mg, Potassium: 133mg, Sugar: 16g, Vitamin A: 50IU, Vitamin C: 18.2mg, Iron: 0.3mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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  1. Loulit01 says

    I tended bar for years and we used ratios opposed to those here.

    1. Fill a highball glass with ice
    2. Add a shot of vodka
    3. Add OJ until almost full
    4. Add a shot of cranberry

    Sea Breeze
    Same except substitute grapefruit juice for OJ

    Bay Breeze
    Same except use pineapple juice

    Seriously, all that cranberry juice would be much too sweet in those drinks unless you’re a 17-year-old high school chick.

    Here’s a good tip: Make those drinks with fresh squeezed OJ or grapefruit or pineapple juice instead of the store bought pasteurized juices and they will taste 100% better. People can tell the difference and they’ll love it.4 stars

  2. Jeff Tomlinson says

    I haven’t tried a sea breeze yet but this sounds like something I’ll be adding to my summer cocktails to-do list. Thanks for sharing!5 stars

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