Sex on the Beach is another classic beach cocktail recipe that you must try on your next vacation, the combination of fruit juice with peach liqueur will make your sense of taste explode!
What is a Sex on the Beach?
Sex on the Beach was created in the 1980s by the bartender Ted Pizio, at Confetti’s Bar in Florida, who is said to have accepted the challenge of selling the most peach schnapps in the area by creating this well-received beach recipe!
This classic beach drink has straightforward ingredients such as Vodka as the primary alcohol, Peach Schnapps Liqueur, fresh Orange Juice and Cranberry Juice, a Cherry, and a Slice of Orange to garnish this great cocktail.
Ingredients For a Sex on the Beach
Here’s what you’ll need for this cocktail:
- Vodka- This distillate is the main star of this cocktail and is the most used for this refreshing recipe, you can also use peach-flavored vodka!
- Peach Schnapps- A distinctive liqueur with the aroma and flavor of juicy, ripe peaches.
- Orange juice- The refreshing orange juice and a bit of pulp give this recipe body, consistency, and vitamin C!
- Cranberry juice- I used ocean spray. The acidity and color of this juice make a perfect balance of flavor and color!
- Cherry- Cherry on top is the final touch to embellish our cocktail!
- Orange Slice- a piece of fresh orange as an optional garnish gives it that beach cocktail touch!
- Crushed Ice- will keep the cocktail fresh for longer.
(Scroll below to the printable recipe card for details and measurements.)
How to Make a Sex on the Beach?
You will love this classic drink for quick and in only 5 minutes total time preparation!
perfect for spring break, You must try it!
1.- Gather your ingredients and fill a highball glass with ice.
2.-Pour Vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice, and cranberry juice to create a punch!
3.-Garnish with maraschino cherries and orange slices, serve and ENJOY!
Variations of a Sex on the Beach
When we prepare this provocative name of this recipe, we have many options to equip them with different flavors, distillates, and even herbs! Try these other beach recipes: Mai Tai, Piña Colada, and Peach Mojito.
Here are some of them, just be creative!
Peach – Use peach nectar instead orange juice to enhance the flavor!
Pineapple- Add 1 ounce of pineapple juice to give a tropical flavor!
Frozen – Make it frozen by preparing it in a blender, this will be like a slushy!
Spirits – We can even change the distillate and flavor it differently! Like: Malibu, gin, tequila, or rum.
Mocktail – Turn it into virgin sex by removing the alcohol!
Club soda- finish the cocktail with some club soda to cut down on the sweetness!
Grapefruit Juice– If you don’t like sweet cocktails, remove the orange and change it to grapefruit!
Grenadine- If you don’t have cranberry juice, replace it with a bit of grenadine and increase the amount of orange juice!
When to Serve Sex on the Beach?
This stunning cocktail has a great color for Summer Season, and it´s refreshing for any occasion!
Try it as a:
- Beach Time
- Pool Parties
- BBQ Party
- On a Game Day
- Lunch with Family
- Happy Hour Drink
- On a Summer hot day
- 4th of July Celebration
- In a Pic Nic
How to Make a Pitcher of Sex on the Beach?
This is great for drinkers, you can leave it in the refrigerator!
1.- In a large pitcher with plenty of ice add 6 ounces vodka, 4 ounces peach schnapps, 8 ounces orange juice, and 8 ounces cranberry juice.
2.- Stir well, serve, and ENJOY!
What is The Best Vodka for Sex on the Beach?
You don’t need to buy the finest vodka for this recipe, one that is at an average price will work perfectly!
Absolut – It is as pure as vodka can be, having a rich, full-bodied, and complex flavor, it feels smooth and mellow.
Ketel One – Mild aromas of mint, fennel, and hints of licorice, crunchy and refreshing texture. Sweet flavors with citric and smoky notes and subtle hints of white pepper. Memorable silky and vibrant finish.
Belvedere has a soft aroma of vanilla and rye and a creamy taste with a velvety and round finish. Its softness allows it to be served alone, with ice.
Grey Goose – It’s softness and special character characterize it. On the nose, it is clear, fresh, and with an elegant floral aroma accentuated by a subtle note of citrus.
Tito`s – Slightly sweet with a creamy mouthfeel and cracked black pepper spice. Clean minerality with grain character evident and a faint hint of tinned sweet corn.
Cîroc Is made with fine French grapes and a distinctive flavor of the fifth distillation with an exceptionally fresh, smooth, and fruity taste.
In the end, if you have your favorite vodka, it’s your choice!
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- 1 ½ ounce Vodka
- 1 ounce Peach schnapps
- 2 ounces of orange juice
- 1 ½ ounce Cranberry juice
- 1 Cherry for garnish
- 1 Orange slice optional for garnish
- ½ cup of crushed ice
- Gather your ingredients and fill a high ball with ice.
- Pour Vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice, and cranberry juice.
- Garnish with a cherry and orange slice, serve, and ENJOY!
See how to make a pitcher above!
Amount Per Serving Calories 209Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 9mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 1gSugar 19gProtein 1g
Nutrition information isn´t always accurate!