Easy Sea Breeze Cocktail Recipe

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This classic sea breeze cocktail recipe is one of the easiest to make! This mixed drink is perfect for sipping on a porch or by the pool. It requires just three simple ingredients!

Easy sea breeze cocktail recipe with lime and cherry.

There’s nothing quite like a refreshing sea breeze cocktail on a hot summer day. The sweet and tart flavors of cranberry juice and grapefruit juice are the perfect pick-me-up, and the vodka gives the drink a little kick. 

I love this drink as a last-minute refresher when guests are over or want something easy and pleasing to sip outside. The pink color is also a plus for any parties or events, and you can make this drink into a mocktail or a batched cocktail. 

Vodka, grapefruit juice, cranberry juice with fresh lime and fresh grapefruit.

Cocktail Ingredients 

Vodka – Alcohol made from fermented grains or potatoes. It is usually distilled multiple times to remove impurities, and it is often flavorless or has a very mild flavor.

Cranberry Juice – When making this recipe, use sweetened cranberry juice. Cranberries are very tart and have a high acid content, and if you use unsweetened, you’ll have a very sour drink! 

Grapefruit Juice – I usually use pink or red grapefruits with a tart, acidic flavor. Use fresh juice if you can.

Lime Wheel or Lime Wedge – A lime wheel is a slice of lime used as a garnish for cocktails and to add flavor to the drink.

Straining a sea breeze cocktail into a tall glass filled with ice.

Sea Breeze Drink Variations

Here are some ways you can switch up this sea breeze cocktail recipe:

Cranberry Vodka – Use cranberry-flavored vodka for a sweeter, fruitier drink.

Pink Grapefruit Juice – If you can find it, use pink grapefruit juice for a prettier drink.

Cranberry Liqueur – Add a shot of cranberry liqueur for a sweeter drink.

Cranberry Bitters – Add a few drops for a tart, flavorful twist.

Flavored Vodka – Use any flavor of vodka that you like. Popular choices include citrus, strawberry, and raspberry.

Rosemary – Garnish your drink with a sprig of rosemary for a festive touch.

Winter Sea Breeze – To make a winter sea breeze, substitute cranberry juice for pomegranate juice and add a shot of cinnamon schnapps.

Hawaiian Sea Breeze – To make a Hawaiian sea breeze, substitute pineapple juice for grapefruit juice.

Apricot Brandy Sea Breeze – To make an apricot brandy sea breeze, add a shot of apricot brandy to the recipe.

Pink sea breeze cocktail in tall glass with ice, lime and cherries.

Batch Sea Breeze for a Party 

This cocktail makes a perfect party punch recipe.

If you’re making this drink for a party, you can easily make a large batch ahead of time. Multiply the ingredients by the number of drinks you want to make.

For example, for 12 drinks, you would need 18 ounces of vodka, 36 ounces of cranberry juice, and 18 ounces of grapefruit juice.

Mix all ingredients in a pitcher and store in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.

Garnish each drink with a lime wheel just before serving.

Sea Breeze Mocktail

If you want a non-alcoholic version of this drink, omit the vodka. Add club soda or sparkling water for some fizz. Garnish with a lime wheel, and enjoy.

Pink cocktail with lime and cherry garnish.

More Cranberry Cocktail Recipes

If you love cranberry flavor, check out any of these cranberry juice cocktail recipes, too!

Also, check out my classic cocktails, summer drink recipescheap drinks to make at home, and the best vodka mixers.

Easy three-ingredient cocktail with a pink color, cranberry juice, vodka, and grapefruit juice.

So next time you’re looking for a tasty and easy cocktail, try this classic sea breeze cocktail. You’ll love how easy this drink recipe is!

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Sea Breeze Cocktail Recipe

An easy mixed drink made 3 simple ingredients. This pink cocktail is great for summer and super simple to make!
5 from 6 votes
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Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
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Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 162kcal
Author: Eden


  • 1 1/2 ounce vodka
  • 3 ounces cranberry juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces grapefruit juice, fresh squeezed if possible
  • 1 wedge lime


  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Add the vodka, cranberry juice and grapefruit juice into the shaker.
    ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice
  • Shake for 20 seconds.
    shaking a cocktail in a cocktail shaker
  • Strain into a tall glass filled with ice.
    straining a sea breeze cocktail into a tall glass filled with ice
  • Garnish with lime wedge and cherry.
    pink cocktail with lime and cherry garnish


Use fresh, quality ingredients for the best flavor.
Use high-quality vodka for the best results.
If you’re making a large batch, mix all ingredients in a pitcher and store in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.
If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, just stir the ingredients in a glass? However, we like the way it tastes when shaken with ice.


Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 153mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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3 thoughts on “Easy Sea Breeze Cocktail Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    This drink not only turned out beautiful but it tasted amazing too! I had to pin it too so I could always come back to it to make it again! Thank you!


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