Sea breeze

Sea breeze is a refreshing alcoholic cocktail made with vodka, grapefruit juice, and cranberry juice. It is often served over ice and garnished with a slice of lime.

Sea breeze recipe

  • 4 cl Vodka
  • 12 cl Cranberry juice
  • 3 cl Grapefruit juice

Build all ingredients in a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with lime wedge.

Directions for how to make the Sea breeze

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice cubes.
  2. Add 4 cl of vodka to the glass.
  3. Pour in 12 cl of cranberry juice.
  4. Add 3 cl of grapefruit juice to the mix.
  5. Use a bar spoon to gently stir the ingredients together.
  6. Garnish the drink with a lime wedge on the rim of the glass.
  7. Serve and enjoy your refreshing Sea breeze drink!

Tips for how to make the perfect Sea breeze

  • Use fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice for the best flavor.
  • Use quality vodka to avoid a harsh taste.
  • Make sure to add the cranberry juice last to avoid too much color or sweetness.
  • Use a Collins glass filled with ice and garnish with a grapefruit slice for presentation.

Alcohol-free alternative to the Sea breeze

An alcohol-free alternative to Sea Breeze can be made using cranberry juice, grapefruit juice, and soda water. Here’s the recipe:


  • 1/2 cup cranberry juice
  • 1/2 cup grapefruit juice
  • Club soda or sparkling water
  • Ice
  • Lime wedge for garnish (optional)


  1. Fill a glass with ice.
  2. Pour cranberry juice and grapefruit juice over the ice.
  3. Top up the drink with club soda or sparkling water.
  4. Give it a quick stir to mix everything together.
  5. Garnish with a lime wedge, if desired.
  6. Enjoy your refreshing alcohol-free Sea Breeze alternative!

Sea breeze fun facts

  1. Sea breeze is a popular cocktail made with vodka, grapefruit juice, and cranberry juice.
  2. The drink was created in the 1920s and named after the cooling sea breezes that blow across the Atlantic.
  3. The Sea breeze is a variation of the Cape Codder cocktail which only contains vodka and cranberry juice.
  4. The drink gained popularity in the 1970s as a refreshing and easy-to-make summer cocktail.
  5. Sea breeze is often garnished with a wedge of lime or a grapefruit peel to add extra flavor and visual appeal.