Dating back to the late 1920s toward the end of prohibition, the Sea Breeze has evolved from what it once was. The original pink hue was due to the use of grenadine, however following the popularized use of cranberry juice in cocktails in the 1950s, the recipe changed. Today’s recipe gets its striking color from cranberry juice instead of from grenadine.
The cocktail is a direct descendant of the two-ingredient Cape Cod(der) which uses just vodka and cranberry juice.
The Sea Breeze becomes spirit free when vodka is omitted. Simply combine the remaining grapefruit juice and cranberry juice ingredients over ice for a refreshing zero-proof drink. We recommend topping with soda water to balance its dry-tart flavor.
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