Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Vodka Cocktails

Bay Breeze

Bay Breeze / Tim Nusog

A close relative of both the vodka-cranberry Cape Codder and Sea Breeze—in fact, likely created in the same midcentury marketing push by Ocean Spray and the Cranberry Growers Association—this vodka cocktail (although some will tell you it can also be made with coconut-flavored rum) achieved peak popularity in the 1980s and remains a summer staple nearly a half-century later. The reason? As easy to make as it is to drink, the simple combination of vodka and cranberry and pineapple juices is as refreshing as the breeze that blows on a seaside veranda.


  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka

  • 3 ounces cranberry juice

  • 1 1/2 ounces pineapple juice

  • Garnish: lime wheel


  1. Fill a highball glass with ice.

  2. Add the vodka, cranberry juice and pineapple juice and stir briefly to combine.

  3. Garnish with a lime wheel.