Classic Cocktails & Drinks With A Funky Twist

Sex On The Beach

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Posted: 05/10/24

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Sex on the Beach has become a classic cocktail for both its provocative name and its fruity and tropical taste. Made with four simple ingredients, it is sweet and has a minimal kick.

three glasses of Sex on The Beach with ice, straws, orange slices, and maraschino cherries for garnish

A combination of a Vodka Cranberry and Fuzzy Navel, the fruity flavor transports you right to vacation mode without having to leave your house.

Sex On The Beach Ingredients

Escape to a tropical paradise in a snap. Just four ingredients are needed to make the best Sex on the Beach recipe at home. For the measurements of each ingredient, see the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • Vodka: You don’t need a top-shelf vodka for this recipe, as the other ingredients star as the flavors in this cocktail. A budget-friendly or mid-range vodka works well in this cocktail.
  • Cranberry juice: We recommend you skip the cranberry blend and use 100% cranberry juice for this recipe.
  • Orange juice: Freshly squeezed will provide the most refreshing taste for your cocktail but isn’t required.
  • Peach schnapps: A sweet peach-flavored liqueur, also popular in our fruity and fun Woo Woo recipe.

Best Vodka for Sex on the Beach

Since there are fruity, juicy ingredients in this cocktail, the flavor of the vodka you use isn’t very noticeable. Choose a budget-friendly vodka that you have, and save your top-shelf bottle for other more vodka-forward recipes like a Dirty Martini. Our go-to is Tito’s.

jigger of vodka pouring into a glass of ice to make a Sex on The Beach recipe surrounded by maraschino cherries and orange slices
pitcher of cranberry juice pouring into a glass of ice and vodka to make a Sex on The Beach cocktail surrounded by straws, maraschino cherries and orange slices

How to Make a Sex on the Beach Drink

This Sex on the Beach drink can be made with minimal bar equipment and comes together in just a few minutes. For the full recipe, see the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  1. Fill a glass with ice.
  2. Add the vodka, orange juice, cranberry juice, and peach schnapps.
  3. Garnish with an orange slice and spear of maraschino cherries. Enjoy!
pitcher of orange juice pouring into a glass of Sex on The Beach cocktail surrounded by two more cocktails, straws, maraschino cherries, and orange slices

How to Serve

Serve your Sex on the Beach cocktail in a hurricane glass or highball glass with lots of ice. Tropical drinks like this one and the Bahama Mama are fun to serve with a cocktail umbrella to make them more festive. Garnish with a slice of orange and a spear of maraschino cherries.

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three glasses of sex on the beach cocktails with ice and garnished with maraschino cherries and orange slices

Other Beach Cocktails

If you love tropical and fruity cocktails, try some of these other refreshing stunners!

If you enjoy sipping on this Sex on the Beach cocktail, let us know in the comments below. We love hearing what you think of our recipes!

three glasses of Sex on The Beach with ice, straws, orange slices, and maraschino cherries for garnish
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Sex On The Beach

Serves: 1 drink
(tap # to scale)
Prep: 5 minutes
Sex on The Beach has become a classic cocktail for both its provocative name as well as its fruity and tropical taste.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounces cranberry juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces orange juice
  • 1 ounce peach schnapps

Instructions

  • Pour the vodka, cranberry juice, orange juice, and peach schnapps into an ice-filled glass.
  • Stir.
  • Garnish and enjoy!
Author: Nathan Longley
three glasses of Sex on The Beach with ice, straws, orange slices, and maraschino cherries for garnish

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Nathan Longley has been his wife’s personal bar tender for as long as he can remember. While he most often enjoys a cold beer, he is known to love our vodka gimlet.

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  1. Sherry Doran says

    Love these drinks

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