Sea Breeze

from The Craft of the Cocktail

  • 1.5 ounces Vodka
  • 4 ounces Grapefruit Juice
  • 1.5 ounces Cranberry Juice
  • wedge of Lime (Garnish)

Pour the vodka into an iced highball glass. Fill partially with the grapefruit juice and top with the cranberry juice. Garnish with the lime wedge.

The Sea Breeze was created as a promotion by Ocean Spray Company in the sixties to take advantage of the growing popularity of vodka. They even participated in the release of a new spirit product called Tropico (not to be confused with today's Bacardi Tropico) that was a blend of Don Cossack vodka and cranberry juice. The Seagram Company used the Sea Breeze to promote its aged Ancient Golden Gin in the 1960s and set the stage for the tremendous popularity of the Cosmopolitan.