Sex on the beach

Sex on the beach is a fruity cocktail made with vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice, and cranberry juice. It is a popular drink for summer parties and beach vacations.

Sex on the beach recipe

  • 4 cl Vodka
  • 2 cl Peach schnapps
  • 4 cl Orange juice
  • 4 cl cranberry juice

Build all ingredients in a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with orange slice.

Directions for how to make the Sex on the beach

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice.
  2. Add 4 cl of vodka to the glass.
  3. Add 2 cl of Peach schnapps to the glass.
  4. Pour in 4 cl of orange juice.
  5. Add 4 cl of cranberry juice to the mix.
  6. Stir all the ingredients together with a bar spoon.
  7. Garnish the drink with an orange slice.

Tips for how to make the perfect Sex on the beach

  • Use fresh and quality ingredients, such as freshly squeezed orange juice, cranberry juice, and a high-quality vodka.
  • Add the ingredients in the right order to achieve the perfect layering effect: Start by filling a highball glass with ice, then add the vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice, and finally, the cranberry juice.
  • Use a cocktail shaker to mix the vodka, peach schnapps, and orange juice before pouring over the ice.
  • Garnish with a slice of orange, a cherry, and a cocktail umbrella for that extra touch of summer vibes.
  • Don’t be afraid to adjust the sweetness and acidity to your taste by adding more or less orange and cranberry juice.

Alcohol-free alternative to the Sex on the beach

One alcohol-free alternative to Sex on the Beach could be a mocktail called “Island Oasis”. The ingredients for this drink include:

  • 2 oz of pineapple juice
  • 2 oz of orange juice
  • 2 oz of cranberry juice
  • 1 oz of lime juice
  • 1 oz of grenadine syrup
  • Soda water

To make the Island Oasis, combine the pineapple juice, orange juice, cranberry juice, lime juice and grenadine syrup in a cocktail shaker. Shake well and strain into a tall glass filled with ice. Top up the glass with soda water and garnish with a wedge of pineapple or a slice of lime. Enjoy the fruity, refreshing taste of this mocktail without the buzz of alcohol.

Sex on the beach fun facts

  1. Sex on the beach was first created in 1987 at Confetti’s Bar in Florida.
  2. The drink’s bright orange-red hue comes from the combination of peach schnapps, vodka, and cranberry juice.
  3. Despite its suggestive name, the drink is actually named after a popular cocktail bar in Daytona Beach, Florida.
  4. Some variations of the drink may include pineapple juice, orange juice, or even a touch of Midori melon liqueur.
  5. In 2017, a group of bartenders in Australia created a new twist on the classic Sex on the beach recipe, replacing the traditional cranberry juice with Australian native fruit, the Davidson plum.