This Sex on the Beach cocktail recipe oozes summer.
It’s perfect for hot days when you’re craving a fruity fresh tasting drink.
An easy summer cocktail when only the best drink will do
This cocktail may have originated in Florida but today, you can make it in the comfort of your own home!
We’ve used freshly squeezed orange juice in our recipe which gives a vibrant deep colour to the cocktail.
Friends, BBQ’s and long summer nights
If you are looking to become bartender for the night and want to wow your guests then this Sex on the Beach cocktail is a popular choice.
Because the mix of vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice and cranberry juice is so refreshing, it’s a popular crowd pleaser and one that bartenders often choose.
The perfect ‘make ahead’ cocktail
Sex on the Beach is the perfect make ahead cocktail.
You can easily make a pitcher of the cocktail and have it ready for when friends arrive.
You don’t want to be just the bartender all evening – you want to enjoy your gathering too!
Just increase the amount of portions you want to make on our recipe calculator below and you’ll have the exact amount.
Need a summer wedding cocktail?
Fresh, fruity and refreshing, that sums up this Sex on the Beach cocktail, making it a great cocktail to serve at summer weddings.
Even more novel if you are actually getting married on the beach!
What’s great about this particular cocktail is that it’s easy to make a virgin Sex on the Beach version by simply removing the vodka, then everyone can enjoy it!
The best glasses for a Sex on the Beach cocktail
There are lots of different opinions on which glass to serve a Sex on the Beach cocktail in.
We prefer the hurricane glass, which is the glass that you can see in the photos, it’s just a little more summery, fresh and fun.
You could also serve your cocktail in highball glasses as well, they would work well.
You probably want to avoid serving them in tumbler glasses but if they are the only ones you have, then why not!
What ingredients go into a Sex on the Beach cocktail?
In our version of this classic popular Sex on the Beach cocktail, we’ve used peach schnapps, vodka, fresh orange juice, cranberry juice and make sure to add ice, add in a lot of ice.
We think that these are the ideal ingredients and you’ll find the recipe below of how to make it.
Equipment that you’ll need to make a Sex on the Beach cocktail
The good news is that to make these cocktails, you don’t need any blenders or expensive equipment.
You don’t even need a cocktail shaker if you haven’t got one, you can use a large jug!
If you do have a cocktail shaker, then that’s great you can shake up the ingredients so they are well mixed.
Plan ahead for Sex on the Beach success
It sounds silly to say that you need to plan ahead to make a cocktail, but if you have friends coming around for a party, then you want to make sure that everything goes perfectly.
You’ll need to make sure that you have got vodka, peach schnapps, cranberry juice, orange juice and lots of ice – if you haven’t go this, then make sure you plan a visit to the store.
Fresh ingredients that you’ll need to include on your shopping list are cherries and oranges which will complete your drinks.
Do I need to buy expensive brands of alcohol?
Absolutely not, not unless you want to of course.
You could buy store branded vodka instead of Absolute vodka.
The same goes for peach schnapps, you could definitely buy a store branded version instead of Archers peach schnapps.
Exactly the same goes for Chambord, that can be expensive for a small amount, so look out for a store own brand Chambord alternative (or make it yourself with raspberry juice and crème de cassis).
The real key to all of the cocktail recipes that you see on our site is to buy what you enjoy to drink and that doesn’t always mean the most expensive.
The secret to personalising your own Sex on the Beach cocktails
- Instead of using standard vodka, why not use your favourite flavoured one? You could use grapefruit, cherry or orange vodka.
- We’ve used freshly squeezed orange juice but you could use a carton of juice or you could leave it out completely if you don’t have any and then you have created a Woo Woo which also taste great – it’s amazing what leaving out one ingredient can do!
- You could substitute the cranberry juice with grenadine if you’d like.
- Chambord, which is a raspberry liqueur is often added and it’s a great addition as Chambord tastes great!
- If you haven’t got any vodka then you could consider adding tequila which will give a real kick to your drink.
- If you don’t have any peach schnapps, then you could try adding pineapple juice or even apple juice.
Don’t forget the garnish
Garnish enhances and finishes your Sex on the Beach.
Use an orange slice, fruit or glace cherries, all would make excellent garnish.
Sex on the Beach recipe, let’s make it from scratch
You’ll find a step by step recipe below, if you are an international visitor who uses the cup measurement system, then that’s no problem, just press the toggle button below the ingredient list and it’ll convert for you.
We hope you enjoy your drinks, please do leave a comment and rate this recipe – we can’t wait to hear from you!
SEX ON THE BEACH
- Jug or cocktail shaker
- 50 ml Vodka
- 25 ml Peach schnapps
- 2 Oranges plus slices to garnish
- 50 ml Cranberry juice
- Glace cherries to garnish optional
- Get your glasses ready first and fill them up with ice cubes
- Juice your oranges
- Next get your jug or cocktail shaker and pour in the peach schnapps, vodka and the juices
- Give the mixture a good stir or shake
- Pour the mixture evenly between the two glasses over the ice
- Garnish with either orange slices or cherries