Sea Breeze


  • 45ml vodka
  • 90ml cranberry juice
  • 45ml grapefruit juice
  • Garnish: lime wheel

Lightly muddle the mint with the simple syrup in a shaker. Add the rum, lime juice and ice, and give it a brief shake. Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice. Top with the club soda.


Despite its significant ’80s street cred, the Sea Breeze likely originated decades earlier, although in a different form than it’s known today.

Harry Craddock’s famed 1930 tome, “The Savoy Cocktail Book,” includes a recipe for the Sea Breeze Cooler, which calls for equal parts dry gin and apricot brandy, plus half a lemon and two dashes of grenadine. It’s served over ice, topped with club soda and garnished with mint.

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