About this recipe
Before even the Sea Breeze there was the Cape Codder, a cocktail of vodka and cranberry juice, invented in the 1930s and going on to become one of the hottest drinks in the 1960s, thanks to a big marketing push for cranberry juice. To the Cape Codder was added grapefruit juice and the Sea Breeze was born. And then the grapefruit juice was replaced with pineapple juice to make the sweeter, more tropical tasting Bay Breeze with its wonderful contrasting fruit flavours.
The mixture of Smirnoff No.21 Vodka with luscious pineapple juice, tart cranberry and a wedge of fresh lime is easy to put together. All you need is a jigger, some glasses and a few fresh ingredients. Measure them all into an ice filled Highball glass, finish with the squeezed lime wedges, give it a little stir and serve while chilled. Alternatively you can shake it all up in a cocktail shaker to create a thin, elegant froth on the top. When it comes to the cranberry juice, fresh and slightly tart is ideal, adding a delicious edge to balance the pineapple sweetness of this drink.
Smirnoff Bay Breezes are best enjoyed with friends, on those warmer days. Make a jug ahead of time and pour into ice filled tumblers, garnished with limes and serve with fresh guacamole and tortilla chips or a plate of cold, cured meats.