Thursday, August 1, 2013

Sex on the Beach - The Classic Beach Cocktail


The Sex on the Beach cocktail makes me think of spring break in Florida.  Sunshine, sandy beaches, sun tanning, being young and having fun.  I never did make it over to Fort Lauderdale for spring break (where this cocktail was originally created in the late 80's) , but I did make great memories on Fort Myers, Sanibel and Boca Grande beaches, that's for sure!

Fort Myers beach makes me think of cruising the strip in my convertible with my bestie.  Top down, jammin' out to Bon Jovi or Poison.  The spring breakers would just pile in the car, chat it up and jump on out.  That was certainly a whole different era.

Weekends spent at the fabulous beaches behind the hotels.  Kicked back relaxing in the sun or shade.  The sound of the waves coming in...  Boys playing frisbee on the beach and the cabana boys taking cocktail orders.  It was like being on a tropical vacation away from reality.  Just you, the sand, surf, friends and a cocktail!  Sex on the beach is a sweet fruit flavored cocktail that will transport you to your favorite get away!

Where is your favorite beach?

Kick off your heels and pour one tonight!

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Sex on the Beach
1 1/2 ounces Absolut vodka
1 1/2 ounces peach Schnapps
2 ounces cranberry juice
2 ounces orange juice
splash grenadine
ice
lemon wedge

Fill glass with ice.  Pour vodka and schnapps over top of the ice.  Fill glass half full of cranberry juice.  Finish filling the glass with orange juice.  Add a splash of grenadine.  Garnish with lemon wedge and serve!

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2 comments:

  1. I grew up in Florida and my favorite beach was probably "Writing on the road", a uncrowded beach break in an undeveloped (at the time) stretch of A1A between Ponte Vedra and St Augustine. Nice waves when they broke 3' or more, no police presence to curtail beach parties, and no townies.

    Hard to believe these were invented in the late 80's since we had them all the time but I guess memory could be off :)

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  2. We were serving these in bars in upstate NY in the mid 80's. I know this for sure because I was a bartender then. So Florida must have been behind the times. Oh...and Clearwater...best beach if you want to hang and have some fun. St. Augustine, best for relaxation....

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