Monday, February 20, 2012

Sea Breeze

Day 5

Sea Breeze
4 shots out of 5


Welcome back for our 5th cocktail of the year........only 360 more to go!  Today was a looong day and so I wanted to make a drink that was bright and fruity and hopefully refreshing to end my evening.  I looked through one of my books of cocktails and found a very yummy looking picture of a drink and decided to make it tonight's drink.  Allow me to introduce you to tonight's cocktail of the evening, a Sea Breeze.  Now I have to admit that I've never ever had grapefruit juice in an alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink before...ever.  I think my fear of mixing it in was that it would be too sour and I would not like the taste at all.  I WAS WRONG!!!!  I am really enjoying this cocktail.  It's actually a really refreshing drink, and I could defiantly see myself ordering a second one if I was out at a bar or club.

I have to say that my drink looks a different color then the one in my cocktail book.........which I'm assuming is because they just might photo shop their photos, where I don't because I want you to see exactly how these drinks look after I make them.  

This is another simple drink to make and I think I just might make it at our next party for everyone to try.  I gave the Sea Breeze 4 shots out of 5 because it looked delicious but was surprisingly even more delicious then it looked.  This cocktail makes me want to look for more cocktails that have grapefruit juice as one of their main mixes.

Here's the recipe for a Breeze:

  • 1 shot of vodka
  • 1 1/2 shots of cranberry juice
  • 1 1/2 shots of grapefruit juice
  • 5 crushed ice cubes


To make your Sea Breeze you will need to crush up your ice in a zip lock like I did for my Black Russian last night.  Basically put the ice cubes in a zip lock and break them up with a mallet or something similar.  Put your crushed ice in your glass.  The glass I used is a bit larger then the glass in my book, so I ended up doubling my ice so that it would look fuller.  I think next time I will use the same glass, but just make it a double (doubling  the vodka and juices) and use 7 or 8 crushed ice cubes instead of doubling the ice completely.  Next you add your vodka, cranberry juice and grapefruit juice to the glass.  Last you stir your cocktail with a bar spoon, chop stick or stir stick inside the glass and enjoy!


             Here's a photo of the end result:    
                           
 Here's a photo of the main ingredients:




Hope you have a Sea Breeze kind of evening!

The Cocktail Lady




4 comments:

  1. this looks delicious....will definitely have to try it.

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  2. So Sandi had left a comment for this cocktail and I accidentally deleted it. I am soliloquy sorry Sandi! But I'm lucky b/c the verbiage was still in my gmail inbox! So here it is:

    "This was my college drink of choice. So quick and easy!"

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  3. Maybe it's because I bought "light" cranberry juice, but this one didn't do much for me. I think maybe a 3 shots out of 5. I'd drink it if someone served it to me, but I wouldn't buy one. I may try this again with full sugar cranberry and re-rank it :) It was a refreshing drink, since I had it after returning from a long, hot motorcycle ride with a few of my women biker friends. I skipped Buck's Fizz since I don't have any champagne, and I've had Black Russians many times (particularly in my misspent youth :)

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    1. It could have been because of the "light" cranberry juice....but maybe you just didn't like it as much as I did. Oh I bet it was refreshing after a long ride though!
      I'm not a huge champagne fan usually, but I do have a couple cocktail's that have it as an ingredient......so I'm waiting until I have a few more, then I'll get a bottle and make them. If you like champagne, maybe wait until I post them all, then decide if you want to make them =) Hope you're enjoying your weekend!!

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