Bay Breeze is a beautiful tropical cocktail that has only 3 ingredients. Choose your favorite liquor option out of the three and add cranberry juice and pineapple juice. Then sit back and enjoy the refreshing breeze.
This tropical cocktail is probably the easiest one you can make in just a few minutes. The only way to make it easier would be to have someone else make it and bring it to you.
Bay Breeze has a few other names like “Malibu Bay Breeze,” “Tropical Bay Breeze,” “Hawaiian Sea Breeze,” and a few others I’ve seen in the local bars. All these cocktails feature either vodka or rum mixed with cranberry juice and pineapple juice. Malibu Bay Breeze, of course, uses Malibu rum and Tropical Bay Breeze usually features coconut rum.
It starts with your choice of liquor. Many recipes and bartenders might argue that only one can go into a Bay Breeze and to that I say, “bologna.” There are three best options for this drink and you decide based on what you like and even how you want it to feel.
A cocktail can match you mood and and change the atmosphere. One day you may want to relax after a long day at work, while other days you want to feel like you are on a Caribbean island. Once simple switch between vodka and coconut rum can do that.
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN BAY BREEZE?
Cranberry Juice – choose either diet or 100% juice based on your preference.
Pineapple Juice – choose canned or bottled 100% pineapple juice.
Liquor – this is where you can make a choice between vodka, light rum (aka white rum or silver rum), and coconut rum.
What Liquor Is In Bay Breeze?
The most common types of liquor in a Bay Breeze cocktail is either vodka, light rum, or coconut rum.
Vodka is going to give you the least amount of additional taste and will result in the milder tasting cocktail.
Light rum will give you that rum flavor but it won’t be as tropical and coconut rum.
Coconut rum will give you the most tropical experience. This is our favorite option when we want to be mentally transported to a beautiful beach.
HOW TO MAKE A BAY BREEZE
It’s very easy to make and very easy to remember. Just think “two, two, two.” I found that equal parts of each juice and liquor is the best balance of flavors and you don’t feel like it’s just another glass of juice.
Fill a highball glass with crushed ice and pour in 2 oz. of cranberry juice, 2 oz. of pineapple juice, and 2 oz. of vodka or rum. Use a spoon to stir the cocktail and garnish it with a lime wedge. Sit back and enjoy!
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Bay Breeze Cocktail
- 2 oz coconut rum or vodka, or light rum
- 2 oz cranberry juice
- 2 oz pineapple juice
- lime wedge for garnish
- Fill a highball glass with crushed ice.
- Pour in 2 oz. of cranberry juice, 2 oz. of pineapple juice, and 2 oz. of vodka or rum.
- Use a bar spoon to stir the cocktail and garnish it with a lime wedge. Sit back and enjoy!