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Bay Breeze Drink Recipe with Vodka

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The Bay Breeze Cocktail is a vodka cranberry pineapple blend of flavors.

Sometimes this beautiful layered drink is known as the Hawaiian Breeze cocktail. We know you will find it refreshingly delicious.

Add this sweet and fruity vodka drink to your list of backyard tiki bar ideas. It’s a perfect eye catching cheap drink to serve at a small outdoor gathering.

Bay Breeze With Lime

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Bay Breeze Cocktail Ingredients:

This is a very simple drink to make. Put the cocktail shaker away. Fill a glass with ice and pour your ingredients in. Garnish and serve.

Bay Breeze Drink Recipe

Ingredient Notes:

Below I have listed several ways to make your own version. Let us know your favorite way to enjoy this vodka drink.

By simply choosing unsweetened, lightly sweetened or heavily sweetened fruit juices you can change the whole flavor profile of this recipe.

  • Various Cranberry juices and blends have different sugar contents. That definitely impacts the flavor. We used Ocean Spray cranberry juice.
  • Pineapple juice brings in the Hawaiian Sea Breeze tropical taste. Also available in different sweetnesses and blends.
  • Exchange the pineapple juice for grapefruit juice and now you have a Sea Breeze.
  • The Bay Breeze  has the Cape Codder cocktail as its base which is just vodka and cranberry juice.
  • Replace the Vodka with Malibu Rum to really get the Island feel going.

The Vodka:

This drink is called a cheap drink because you can get away with cheap vodka.

Put the good stuff away for this one. The juices cover up the vodka anyway so you want to focus more on the vodka proof. Make sure you get the kick you prefer.

We chose Absolut Vodka. It is a good vodka for the price. Smirnoff is also a good choice and less expensive. Use what you have on hand.

Garnish Ideas:

  • We used a lime wheel and bright red cherry to accent the color layers in this Drink.
  • Pineapple wedge.
  • Mint leaves.
  • A long cocktail pick of various fruits.

The Glass:

We chose a Hurricane Glass for the tiki vibe. If you don’t have one handy make this in a Highball glass like this one linked.

You want a tall glass large enough to handle some ice cubes with the drink.

Bay Breeze Drink

Layering this Vodka Cocktail:

TIP: To make the drink in layers as you see pictured pay attention to the sugar content of those fruit juices.

TIPS:

  • Use sugar free cranberry juice has only 1 gram of sugar. This one floats really well over pineapple juice.
  • 100 % Pineapple juice has 23 grams of sugar.
  • The regular ocean spray cranberry juice has 36 grams of sugar. Use this one if you enjoy a sweet drink and don’t care about layering.

The bottom layer will have the heaviest sugary juice. Two equal sugars (or close to it) will not layer.

Bay Breeze Recipe Card:

Here is you printable recipe with a pictorial and video demonstration of this cocktail.

If you do print out the recipe the pictures will not print. This is to save you paper and ink.

Bay Breeze Drink Recipe
Yield: 1 Bay breeze Cocktail

Bay Breeze Drink Recipe with Vodka

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

The Bay Breeze Cocktail is a vodka cranberry pineapple blend of flavors.

Ingredients

For Bay Breeze:

For Garnish:

  • 1 lime slice
  • 1 maraschino cherry

Instructions

  1. Fill daiquiri glass 3/4 up with ice cubesPouring Ice In Daiquiri Glass
  2. Pour vodka over ice.Measuring Absolute Vodka-Bay Breeze
  3. Add pineapple Juice into the glass.Pouring In Pineapple Juice
  4. Pour the cranberry juice over the back of your spoon down the side of the glass to layer. Pouring Cranberry Juice Over Back Of Spoon-Layering
  5. Garnish with lime wedge and maraschino cherry.Garnished Bay Breeze Drink

Notes

Layering this drink:

To make the layering effect work best use a sugar free cranberry juice. And 100% pineapple juice.


Different Versions of this drink:

  • Various Cranberry juices and blends have different sugar contents. That definitely impacts the flavor. We used Ocean Spray sugar free cranberry juice.
  • Pineapple juice brings in the Hawaiian Sea Breeze tropical taste. Also available in different sweetnesses and blends.
  • Exchange the pineapple juice for grapefruit juice and now you have a Sea Breeze.
  • The Bay Breeze  has the Cape Codder cocktail as its base which is just vodka and cranberry juice.
  • Replace the Vodka with Malibu Rum to really get the Island feel going.

Nutrition Information

Yield

1

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 212Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 8mgCarbohydrates 23gFiber 3gSugar 15gProtein 1g

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