Seabreeze
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Seabreeze
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4.37 / 5
The Seabreeze is a refreshing cocktail with a tangy and slightly sweet profile, blending the bold flavors of cranberry and grapefruit juices with the smoothness of vodka. Served in a ... more The Seabreeze is a refreshing cocktail with a tangy and slightly sweet profile, blending the bold flavors of cranberry and grapefruit juices with the smoothness of vodka. Served in a highball glass, this drink is often associated with beachside relaxation and a breezy, casual atmosphere. The cranberry provides a deep red hue and a tartness that is nicely balanced by the sharp, citrusy notes of grapefruit. Vodka acts as a clean canvas, allowing the fruity flavors to shine through, making the Seabreeze a popular choice for those seeking a light but flavorful cocktail.
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15 key ingredients
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Base ingredient
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Vodka
Garnish
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Orange, cocktail cherry
Alcohol content
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8.42% | 1.6 units *
Details
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Classic
Stirred

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Seabreeze is a quintessential summertime sipper that masterfully balances the tartness of cranberry with the bittersweet profile of grapefruit, highlighted by the neutral backdrop of vodka. This cocktail's vibrant hue and refreshing taste provide a delightful escape, perfectly embodying the laid-back, seaside vibe it's named for.

Method
How to make a Seabreeze

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Build all ingredients in a highball glass with ice and stir
Add an orange peel and a cherry to garnish and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Build  ·  Highball  ·  Stir  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Seabreeze cocktail?

The Seabreeze cocktail has its roots in the United States, evolving from earlier versions in the 1920s during the Prohibition era. The modern version, with its distinct combination of cranberry juice, grapefruit juice, and vodka, became popular in the 1970s and 1980s as part of a larger trend of fruit juice-based cocktails.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Can I make a non-alcoholic version of the Seabreeze?

Yes, you can make a non-alcoholic version of the Seabreeze, often called a 'Virgin Seabreeze', by omitting the vodka and potentially adding a bit more cranberry and grapefruit juice, or a splash of soda water to maintain the volume and fizzy texture.

GARNISHING_TIPS

How should I garnish a Seabreeze cocktail?

A Seabreeze is typically garnished with a lime wedge or a slice of grapefruit to accentuate its citrus notes. The garnish adds a decorative touch and can also be used to slightly alter the flavor profile by squeezing it into the drink.

FAQ

Is the Seabreeze considered a healthy cocktail?

While the Seabreeze contains fruit juices that offer some vitamins and antioxidants, it's still an alcoholic beverage with cranberry and grapefruit juices often containing added sugars. Moderation is key, and considering it in the context of a balanced diet is important.

FAQ

What variations of the Seabreeze cocktail are there?

Notable variations include the 'Bay Breeze' which substitutes pineapple juice for the grapefruit juice, and the 'Cape Codder' which omits grapefruit juice entirely, focusing on the vodka and cranberry juice combination. These variations allow for a wide range of flavors while maintaining a similar refreshing character.

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