If you love tropical cocktails then this classic Sex On The Beach recipe is going to be just the drink for you to sip on.
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This Sex On The Beach drink is another one of those cocktails that bring back memories fluorescent clothes and funky music. That being said, some cocktails never go out of style and this Sex on The Beach cocktail recipe is timeless.
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Sex On The Beach Cocktail Recipe
There is nothing naughty about the delicious taste, however.
The History of The Sex On The Beach Cocktail
As with so many cocktails, many different stories abound about how the Sex on the beach drink got its name.
Many stories say it was invented by a bartending called Ted in the 1980s as part of a peach Schnapps promotion. As “sex” and the “beach” are the two apparent staples of spring break life, he thought the cocktail would appeal to his clientele.
Unfortunately this version of history was proven wrong by Mental Floss who found a mention of the cocktail in a 1982 book by the American Bartenders School.
Sex On The Beach Drink Ingredients
To make our easy version of this tropical drink, you need the following ingredients. For full step-by-step instructions, scroll down to our recipe card at the bottom of the page (you can print that off too!).
- Peach Schnapps
- Grenadine (optional)
- Cranberry Juice
- Orange Juice
Grab your cocktail shaker and strainer and a highball glass.
How To Make A Sex On The Beach Cocktail
This cocktail is so easy to make!
Add all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake for 15 seconds.
Then fill your glasses with ice and then strain the ingredients in. Stir then garnish with a cherry or slice or orange. Serve and enjoy.
Sex On The Beach Recipe Variations
Sex on the beach with pineapple juice
Use pineapple juice instead of orange juice for a delicious twist on the classic cocktail.
Sex on the beach with cream recipe
Add an ounce of heavy cream to your Sex On The Beach for a delicious creamy version of the original.
Sex On the Beach Slushie
Combine the Sex On The Beach ingredients with frozen peaches and ice in a blender to make a delicious frozen cocktail for summer.
Sex On A Malibu Beach
Substitute the vodka for Malibu rum for a coconut flavor to your drink.
Hugs On The Beach Mocktail
Turn your cocktail onto a mocktail version of the Sex On The Beach with this recipe:
- 1/2 cup cranberry juice
- 1/4 cup Peach Nectar
- 2 tbsp Grenadine
- 1/2 cup Orange Juice
Cocktails Similar To The Sex On The Beach
Fuzzy Navel: All you need is orange juice and peach schnapps for this delicious cocktail.
Cape Codder: Combine vodka and cranberry juice with a lime
The classic 1980s cocktail is back - here's how to make a delicious tropical Sex On The Beach cocktail recipe.
- 1 1/2 ounces vodka
- 1/2 ounce peach schnapps
- 2 ounces orange juice, freshly squeezed, no pulp
- 1 1/2 ounces cranberry juice
- Combine all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well
- Strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice
- Garnish and serve
- Although you can use any vodka with this drink, I recommend a good quality option as the taste will definitely come through the juices if made correctly.
- You can substitute rum, Southern Comfort or Malibu Rum for the vodka.