A Lighter Sea Breeze Cocktail

A lighter version of a Sea Breeze Cocktail that’s delightfully fresh & bubbly. Cranberry juice, vodka and, our surprise ingredient, sparkling grapefruit water.

Sea Breeze Cocktail | 2 Cookin Mamas A Sea Breeze is a pretty cocktail that's great for warm summer days, Easter and Mother's Day brunch or just to chill. Cranberry juice and vodka are the standard base while a touch of sparkling grapefruit water makes this drink go from humdrum to light and bubbly. #brunch #MothersDay #Easter #cocktail #recipe #vodka #cranberryjuice #sparklingwater #summercocktail #drink

It’s finally football season again. Yay! I’m one of those women that just love watching football, college or pro. And what goes better with football than appetizers, like Mexican Cheese Dip and Asian Chicken Wings, and a cocktail.

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This cocktail is full of refreshing flavors like cranberry and grapefruit juice and goes great with appetizers, dinners and barbecues. I’m thinkin’ Labor Day here.  Actually, it’s great by itself too. ?

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When my husband and I travel down to the Florida Keys, which is just a short hop, skip and a jump away, it’s always our choice of drink while overlooking the beautiful Gulf of Mexico or the Atlantic Ocean. It’s cooling and light and the color reminds me of our beautiful hibiscus flowers. I could even say that whenever I have one at home I feel transported to the islands.

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Easy to Make Sea Breeze Cocktail

It’s so easy to make too and with the slight change I made it’s even lighter than the norm. What did I do? I exchanged the grapefruit juice for bai bubbles in a grapefruit flavor. This antioxidant infusion has no sugar and is flavored with actual grapefruit concentrate. That gives this cocktail a little fizz that just puts it over the top. And, by the way, I’m not being paid to promote bai, I just love it!

Sea Breeze Cocktail ingredients | 2 Cookin Mamas

My husband even said it was better than the ones he usually gets at the tiki bar. Now that’s saying something! Happy Labor Day!

Sea Breeze Cocktail square | 2 Cookin Mamas

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A lighter version of a Sea Breeze Cocktail that’s delightfully fresh & bubbly. Cranberry juice, vodka and, our surprise ingredient, sparkling grapefruit water.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 100kcal
Author: Linda Warren


  • 2 jiggers cranberry juice
  • 1 jigger vodka
  • Bai bubbles sparkling grapefruit
  • Garnish: lime slice


  • Fill a tall glass with ice.
  • Pour in cranberry juice and vodka.
  • Add bai bubbles to rim.
  • Garnish with a lime slice.


Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Sodium: 5mg | Vitamin C: 16.5mg

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A Lighter Sea Breeze Cocktail


  • Reply
    03/29/2019 at 4:07 pm

    5 stars
    Malibu Bay Breezes are my favorite cocktail but they are so high in sugar! I love that this lightened up Bay Breeze can replace those when I’m craving an adult drink.

  • Reply
    03/29/2019 at 3:33 pm

    5 stars
    I have one in hand and I’m imagining being on an island with a perfect breeze! Love love!

  • Reply
    Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen
    09/10/2017 at 8:44 pm

    This looks SO refreshing! Grapefruit is always a nice addition to cocktail hour 🙂

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      09/13/2017 at 3:45 pm

      If you love grapefruit, I am sure you will love sipping on this!

  • Reply
    Marie @ Yay! For Food
    09/06/2017 at 11:34 am

    I’m picturing myself sitting in an Adirondack chair looking into the ocean with this cocktail in my hand! This looks so refreshing and perfect to wind down the day with.

  • Reply
    09/04/2017 at 6:34 am

    I love how refreshing it looks! This is the kind of drink I want in my hand after a long, tiring day!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      09/04/2017 at 11:19 am

      Definitely a great cocktail for kicking back and relaxing!

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