Bay Breeze Cocktail

If you’ve never made a Bay Breeze drink, you’re going to love how easy it is! A Bay Breeze is similar to a Vodka Cranberry with the added tropical flavor of pineapple juice. This drink is also sometimes called a Hawaiian Sea Breeze or a Downeaster.

More juice based cocktails: Cape Cod, Tequila Sunrise, Screwdriver, Salty Dog, Paloma, Bloody Mary.

Ingredients in a Bay Breeze

  • Vodka – Choose a quality mid-priced vodka.
  • Cranberry Juice – Choose pure cranberry juice, although cranberry juice cocktail works as well.
  • Pineapple Juice – Fresh juice is great and canned juice also works well for this recipe.
  • Lime – Use a lime wheel or wedge to garnish.

What is the best glassware to serve a Bay Breeze in? A great choice for serving this drink is a highball glassor a similarly sized tall glass. I used my favorite vintage glasses (similar style here).

How to Make a Bay Breeze

You won’t need a cocktail shaker or any special bar tools for this drink. You can mix it right in the glass!

In a tall glass with ice, pour in vodka, pineapple juice and cranberry juice. Give it a gentle stir to mix.

Garnish with a lime wedge or a slice of lime.

What is the difference between a Bay Breeze and a Sea Breeze?

A Bay Breeze and a Sea Breeze are both a variation of the Cape Cod (Vodka Cranberry). In addition to vodka and cranberry juice, a Bay Breeze adds pineapple juice and a Sea Breeze adds grapefruit juice.

Tips for Making

  • Play with proportions. Many prefer more pineapple juice. Play with the recipe to find the balance you enjoy most.
  • Serve it unstirred. To show off the layers, serve this drink unstirred.
  • Choose a quality mid-priced vodka like Tito’s or Ketel One.
  • To make a smaller, stronger drink, build this cocktail in an old fashioned glass and top with less juice.

Variations

  • Cape Cod (Cape Codder) – A Cape Cod is cranberry juice and vodka.
  • Sea Breeze – A Sea Breeze is cranberry juice and grapefruit juice with vodka.
  • Madras – A Madras cocktail combines cranberry juice with orange juice and vodka.
  • Malibu Bay Breeze – For more tropical flavor, you can substitute the unflavored vodka for coconut rum, such as Malibu rum.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Bay Breeze made of?

The ingredients in a Bay Breeze are vodka, cranberry juice and pineapple juice.

What is the difference between a Bay Breeze and a Sea Breeze?

A Bay Breeze and a Sea Breeze are both a variation of the Cape Cod (Vodka Cranberry). In addition to vodka and cranberry juice, a Bay Breeze adds pineapple juice and a Sea Breeze adds grapefruit juice.

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Yield 1 cocktail

Prep 3 minutes

Instructions

  • You won’t need a cocktail shaker or any special bar tools for this drink. You can mix it right in the glass!

  • In a tall glass with ice, pour in vodka, pineapple juice and cranberry juice. Give it a gentle stir to mix.

  • Garnish with a lime wedge or a slice of lime.

Notes

  • Play with proportions. Many prefer more pineapple juice. Play with the recipe to find the balance you enjoy most.
  • Serve it unstirred. To show off the layers, serve this drink unstirred.
  • Choose a quality mid-priced vodka like Tito’s or Ketel One.
  • To make a smaller, stronger drink, build this cocktail in an old fashioned glass and top with less juice.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Bay Breeze Cocktail

Amount per Serving

% Daily Value*

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notice: Nutrition is auto-calculated, using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where relevant, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.

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