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Classic Sea Breeze Cocktail

A Classic Sea Breeze Cocktail is made with three simple ingredients - vodka, grapefruit juice, and cranberry juice. It tastes like summertime in a glass.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: home bartender, summer cocktails, summer drinks
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 drinks
Author: Laura Franco


  • 3 ounces vodka
  • 3 ounces cranberry juice
  • 1 small bottle of grapefruit juice
  • grapefruit slices for garnish


  • Fill the glasses with ice.
  • Add 1-1/2 ounce of vodka to each glass.
  • Add 1-1/2 ounce of cranberry juice.
  • Fill the rest of the glass with grapefruit juice.
  • Stir and garnish with a slice of grapefruit.


  • You can easily make a small pitcher of these cocktails by tripling the ingredients and keeping the pitcher in the refrigerator. Just add ice when you are ready to serve them.
  • This is a tip I learned from my Dad many years ago. If you are making individual cocktails in a glass, make sure you always add the ice first. That way the alcohol cools immediately. Then you can add the mixes. If you are making a small pitcher, make the cocktail in the pitcher, without ice, and fill each glass with ice so you don't water down the entire pitcher of cocktails.
  • See my instructions on how to make curly garnishes at my recipe for Apple Cider Margaritas.