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Malibu Bay Breeze

I must say it has been a rather hot summer this year. Those moments of reprieve have been few and far between. Even those gentle breezes off the water doesn’t seem to help that much. So, in order to correct the lack of ocean breezes I offer you a Malibu Bay Breeze, The sweet taste of pineapple, cranberry, and coconut all in one glass….yummy. Bay breeze cocktails are a form of Cape Codder a drink that was originated back in the mid 40’s by the people who make Ocean Spray cranberry juice. Back then it was referred to as “Red Devil” and later renamed in the 60’s to Cape Cod. A Cape Cod is simply vodka and cranberry juice garnished with a lime. Not that long after the renaming of the Cape Cod someone in their infinity wisdom decided to add pineapple juice to the mix and the heavens opened up and angels began to sing proclaiming that The Sea Breeze is born. Maybe it didn’t happen exactly that way but close enough. Since then the types of bay breeze drinks have expanded and when Malibu rum was introduced in the early 80’s it seems like almost a no brainer to make a new type of ‘breeze’ drink with coconut but instead of using vodka let’s use this very tasty flavored rum….the Malibu Bay Breeze was born. Malibu Rum has an ABV of 21%, while the average vodka is about 40%.

  • Here is a pretty easy recipe for your typical Malibu Bay Breeze:
  • 1.5 to 2 ounces Malibu rum
  • 3.5 to 4.5 ounces of pineapple juice
  • A splash of cranberry juice…maybe a table spoon more depending on taste.
  • As always drink responsibly

And cheers to the summer time drinks

- Nagle

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