Thanksgiving Cocktail – Fresh Sea Breeze

I raise a glass to all of you and your loved ones.  Thank you to all of you who read, comment, and use my recipes.  To all of you who sail with us and allow us to do the work we do.  We are so thankful for you all!

Here’s a cocktail for your Thanksgiving table.  May your day be filled with family and friends, love and laughter.

Thanksgiving cocktail with cranberries

A toast to you all!

Fresh Sea Breeze
1 1/2 ounces Cold River Vodka
3 ounces fresh grapefruit juice
1 1/2 ounces cranberry syrup (see recipe below)
ice for serving
3 cranberries in syrup
1 lime wheel

Add ice to an old-fashioned glass. Pour vodka and grapefruit juice over the ice and stir. Add the cranberry syrup and let it fall to the bottom of the glass. Garnish with cranberries and lime wheel

Makes 1 cocktail

Cranberry Syrup
2 cups fresh cranberries
2 cups sugar
3 cups water

Bring all ingredients to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer until the cranberries all “pop” and release their juices. Cool and store in a covered jar in the refrigerator for up to one month.

Makes 4 cups

Alternate: Shake 1/4 cup cranberries and syrup together and serve with candied grapefruit peel.


  • Nancy Driska
    November 21, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for the recipe.Looking forward to sailing with you again in 2019.

    • athomeatsea
      November 23, 2018 at 11:28 am

      And a happy one to you as well, Nancy! Hope it was a good one. I think I might still be full.

  • Jeff Pike
    November 21, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to the family and crew. We who sail with you raise a glass to you as well and are thankful for all you do, and more importantly, for all you are.

    • athomeatsea
      November 23, 2018 at 11:31 am

      Thanks, Jeff! Hope your day was terrific and that you got to hug your girl. We are blessed to know and sail with you.

  • Joanne Palica
    November 21, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    … your posts on facebook and e-mails and as we face some pretty cold weather in Connecticut I think of sailing on Penobscot Bay with the summer breezes and sunny days on the Riggin…, hugs, and wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving to all!

    • athomeatsea
      November 23, 2018 at 11:32 am

      Thanks Joanne! Best wishes for 100% wellness and joy to you and your family. Can’t wait to see you in 2019.


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