Seabreeze – Classic Cranberry Grapefruit Highball

Last Updated on February 10, 2024 by David Michael


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Originally created in the 1960s as a promotion for the Ocean Spray cranberry collective, the Seabreeze has endured the test of time. Vodka, cranberry juice cocktail, and grapefruit juice make the Seabreeze. Smooth, tart, and touched with sweetness the Seabreeze is a refreshing and easy to make highball.

I make my Seabreezes with ruby red grapefruit juice. The color harmonizes with the cranberry juice. Of course you may use any grapefruit you like. Freshly squeezed gives the best results.

Seabreeze Recipe

2 ounces vodka
2 ½ ounces cranberry juice cocktail
1 ½ ounces grapefruit juice
Garnish: lime wedge

In a highball glass half filled with ice add the vodka, cranberry juice cocktail, and grapefruit juice.
Stir and garnish with a lime wedge.

Be sure to check out the Seabreeze’ cousin The Madras.

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Riedel Highball Glasses

I love these sturdy highball glasses. It’s what I used in the Seabreeze photo above. These not only look and feel good in your hand, you can fit those larger 2 inch ice cubes in them.

Riedel Highball Glasses

8 Inch Glass Straws

Drinks like the Seabreeze are great with a straw that doubles as a drink stirrer. These are the perfect size to use with the Riedel Highball glass (see the feature image above). These are thinner than most glass straws, a feature that I love.

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Linen Cocktail Napkins

The perfect finishing touch. I love these classic hemstitched linen napkins. You can never have too many linen napkins, and these come in an amazing assortment of colors too. They always look good whether starched crisp or left natural and wrinkled.

Linen cocktail napkins

Zulay Professional Heavy Duty Citrus Juicer

If you need to create plenty of juice with ease, the Zulay professional citrus juice press is our top pick for best manual citrus juicer. With a large sized juicing element this makes short work of any citrus – limes, lemons, oranges, and grapefruits. The large basket makes this one of the best juicers for grapefruit. It’s practically a cocktail machine! This will keep you in fresh grapefruit juice for your best Seabreezes.

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