The Sex on the Beach cocktail is a fruity and refreshing taste created by Florida bartenders.  The drink was invented with the combination of peach schnapps and orange juice with vodka and cranberry juice.  These two drinks together are the main ingredients of the Sex on the Beach recipe.

The Sex on the Beach recipe is very easy to make. Fresh orange juice will add bright tartness and produce a fresher tasting drinking.  Few people prefer to deputize pineapple juice, but orange will keep the cocktail definitive.

The drink appeals to the crowds probably because the alcohol flavor is mild, disguised to a large degree by the fruit juices. It is not strong like a long island iced tea, and after a few sips, you might be feeling a little light-headed.


The Sex on the beach cocktail has the following ingredients:

Vodka – You can use any plain vodka that you have on hand. Nothing fancy is required.

Peach Schnapps – Peach Schnapps and peach liqueur are not the same. Schnapps is an inflamed and purified liquor and that is why you need a Sex on the beach cocktail.

Orange Juice – It is recommended to have 100% orange juice without flesh for a smoother cleaner look and taste.

Cranberry Juice – Cranberry juice that has a blend of other sweet fruit juice like ocean spray. Try to use a pure unsweetened cranberry juice cocktail, the drink will be too tart or bitter.


The preparation of Sex on the Beach Drink is easy and every sip tastes like you are on vacation.

  1. Fill a Hurricane Glass with ice.
  2. Pour vodka and schnapps over top of the ice.
  3. Add cranberry juice, followed by orange juice.
  4. Add in a splash of grenadine.
  5. For Garnish: Fresh fruit is always preferred.
  6. Serve with a straw and enjoy.

The drink is perfect for backyard barbecues in the summer, but it is most definitely enjoyed all the year. Close your eyes while sipping and it might even take you to an island.


There are a lot of variations on a Sex on the Beach cocktail depending on the bar you go to. Here are some ideas of how to try the different recipes:

Replace the orange juice with grapefruit juice: Even though orange juice is measured the standard, more bartenders seem to use grapefruit juice.

Make it with pineapple juice: If you like your drinks sweet, pineapple juice is the way to go.

Add a splash of lemon juice: A teaspoon of lemon juice added to this drink makes it pop. You don’t need to notice the lemon flavor, but it adds just a clue of sharpness and balances out the sweetness.

Virgin Sex on the Beach: For non-alcoholic Sex on the beach, simply neglect the vodka and replace the peach schnapps with peach nectar that will provide a similar taste to the original.

Use flavored Vodka: You can replace plain vodka with vanilla vodka for a different flavor.

Make it slouchy: Throw the ingredients and ice in a blender for a frozen fruity cocktail.

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