Ready for a cool, fruity drink to celebrate the weekend? Try this Bay Breeze vodka cocktail with pineapple and cranberry juice!
This week I asked my Facebook buddies if they had any ingredient requests for today’s cocktail. One suggestion was ginger beer, but I didn’t have an idea to top the Gray and Foggy from a few weeks ago. Another idea was homemade pomegranate syrup. Lyuba at Will Cook for Smiles has a fantastic looking recipe for this that I could have used, but I was way too weary to make that
this year this week.
Another suggestion was cranberry juice. Ding ding ding! We have a winner! I actually bought cranberry juice for cocktails a couple weeks ago in an attempt to make cranberry margaritas. Upon mixing, I realized they were a lot like cosmopolitans with tequila instead of vodka. That’s not a bad thing, but I didn’t like them as much as regular margaritas, so I decided not to share the recipe. This left me with cranberry juice ready for another Friday night.
Pineapple juice sounded like a good partner for this orphaned cranberry juice, and vodka seemed like a natural addition. There you have it: A brilliant new cocktail. Except, oh wait. That already is a cocktail called a Bay Breeze. That’s what I get for doing research! Oftentimes, when I make up a recipe, I don’t look it up so I am blissfully ignorant on whether or not it has been done before. (Sometimes that backfires, like when I thought I was a genius for adding avocado to cookies, and my buddy Liz from Delizious Communications told me she had done that a year ago. Oops.)
So anyway, this drink might not be particularly original, but that’s OK. Classics are always welcome too! It has been hot in San Francisco lately, so a cool, tropical drink seems perfect. Even if it is colder where you are, aren’t cranberries good in winter? I declare this Bay Breeze cocktail perfect any time of year! Cheers!
You might want to check out these other fruity cocktails too!