Make a refreshing Bay Breeze Cocktail with just a few simple ingredients! If you love cranberry and pineapple, this is going to be your new go-to drink!
Bay Breeze Cocktail
We’ve almost made it to the weekend, friends, and that deserves a cocktail! This is one tropical cocktail that will have you thinking you’re in the islands. Good news is that you can make it year-round! It’s currently freezing and raining in Nashville, but this Bay Breeze cures all the winter blues. You ready?
Let’s talk about the Bay Breeze Cocktail! It also likes to go by the names of a Hawaiian Sea Breeze, a Downeaster, or a Paul Joseph. It’s a sister drink to the popular Sea Breeze. I’ll be sharing my go-to Sea Breeze recipe with you later on, but today, it’s all about this fruity pineapple Bay Breeze.
Next, let’s chat about how to make a Bay Breeze cocktail. Cranberry juice, vodka, and pineapple juice are all you need to make the Bay Breeze. It uses the base of a Cape Codder with the addition of pineapple juice.
Can you use rum in lieu of vodka?
Sure. It won’t *technically* be a Bay Breeze at that point, but it will definitely taste delicious. Might I suggest coconut rum if you go the rum route, it’s delicious! For the official Bay Breeze, however, it’s vodka!
You can make this Bay Breeze recipe in a large batch for a crowd (which I really love) and serve it in a fun drink dispenser or pitcher with floating with fruit slices (pineapple and lime are my favorites here) and sprigs of mint. I always love to find ways to make a drink “pretty” for presentation.
If you’re making more than 1, here’s a little tip! In the recipe card below, just click on the “1” beside serving and adjust the slider to increase to your desired number. It will adjust the ingredients for you! Cool, huh?
Bay Breeze Cocktail
A refreshing, fruity cocktail that is perfect for parties!
- 3 ounces cranberry juice
- 1 1/2 ounces vodka
- 2 ounces pineapple juice
- 1 lime wedge (for garnish)
Combine cranberry juice, vodka, and pineapple juice. Pour over ice and garnish with a lime wedge.
You can also garnish with mint sprigs or pineapple wedges!
The Bay Breeze cocktail is truly as easy as it looks, and it will certainly impress your friends the next time you’re making a signature drink for a party or gathering!
If you’re looking for more cocktail ideas, here are a few of my other favorite drink recipes: