There’s not a whole lot to say about vodka, except that you can make it taste like other stuff and then drink it in varying amounts depending on your mood.

A Sea Breeze is one such use of vodka. Invented after Prohibition, it went through cycles where its ingredients included grenadine or blue curaçao. But then, American drinkers settled on the grapefruit and cranberry option, which is tart, a little sweet, and good for bladder health.

Drink a Sea Breeze to take a load off. Drink a Sea Breeze to imagine a breeze coming off the sea. Here’s how to make one. 

YIELDS: 1 serving

TOTAL TIME: 0 hours 5 mins


1 1/2 oz. vodka

2 1/2 oz. grapefruit juice

1 1/2 oz. cranberry juice 


  1. Fill highball glass with ice, then add ingredients. Stir. Garnish with lime.