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Bay Breeze Cocktail Recipe (+ 5 Fun Variations)


bay breeze cocktail

The bay breeze is a friendly, familiar drink. Cousin of the Cape Codder and sea breeze, this tropical and tart drink is popular for a good reason, and you’ve most likely enjoyed one without even knowing its name. Any of these bay breeze recipes are sure to make any clouds in life disappear.

Classic Bay Breeze Recipe

Take a dip into the familiar vodka and cranberry notes but with the added brightness of pineapple juice in the classic bay breeze recipe.

bay breeze cocktail with lime wedge garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, cranberry juice, and pineapple juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with lime wedge.

Malibu Bay Breeze

A touch more luxurious than the bay breeze, the Malibu bay breeze is carefully layered to create a cocktail that’s just as eyepopping fun as it is tasty.

Malibu Bay Breeze cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces coconut rum
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice
  • Ice
  • Orange wedge and cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, coconut rum, and pineapple juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into cocktail or hurricane glass over fresh ice.
  4. Add cranberry juice slowly to create a layer by pouring down the back of a bar spoon.
  5. Garnish with orange wedge and cherry.

Tequila Bay Breeze

When you think of summer drinks, chances are you think of tequila and rum. This bay breeze throws silver tequila into the mix to craft a cocktail that might have you saying, “Margarita, who?”

Tequila Bay Breeze

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Pineapple wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, silver tequila, cranberry juice, pineapple juice, and lime juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with pineapple wedge and lime wedge.

Berry-Infused Vodka Bay Breeze

Swiftly craft a cocktail loaded with fresh fruit flavor using a berry-infused vodka that’ll leave your taste buds dreaming of the next sip.

berry infused vodka bay breeze

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces strawberry-infused vodka
  • 2 ounces cranberry juice
  • 2 ounces cherry juice
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • Ice
  • Strawberry slice, lime wheel, and mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, strawberry vodka, cranberry juice, cherry juice, and pineapple juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with strawberry slice, lime wheel, and mint sprig.

Cape Codder

Indulge yourself in the parent cocktail of the bay breeze. There’s no better way to see where you’re going than to know where you’ve come from.

Cape Codder cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • Ice
  • Cranberry juice to top off
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a highball glass, add ice and vodka.
  2. Top off with cranberry juice.
  3. Stir to mix.
  4. Garnish with lime wedge.

Sea Breeze

The sea breeze has a sharper, tarter flavor than its Cape Codder counterpart, as well as the bay breeze riff, thanks to the grapefruit juice. If you’re looking to sweeten the drink, add a splash of simple syrup.

Sea Breeze cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 3 ounces cranberry juice
  • 2 ounces grapefruit juice
  • Ice
  • Grapefruit slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, cranberry juice, and grapefruit juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with grapefruit slice.

Blown Away Into a Bay Breeze

Drift carefree into a bay breeze cocktail, and enjoy all the riffs it has inspired as well as its parent cocktails. If you’re feeling particularly creative, craft a miniature flight of several recipes and fully explore the world of these sunny bay breeze recipes.

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