Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Best Ever Sex on the Beach Cocktail

Sex on the Beach is perfectly sweet and the epitome of summer. Perfect cocktail for any day, don't you think? This perfectly sweet fruit flavored cocktail will transport you to your favorite get away!


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 were 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!

This 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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Helpful Tips to make Best Ever Sex on the Beach Cocktail:

  • Serve it in a pretty glass!
  • Use a lemon or orange for a garnish.

What you will need to make Best Ever Sex on the Beach Cocktail:

  • Wine Glasses are the most practical way to serve this cocktail, if you ask me. Just about everyone will need them in their house!
  • Pina Colada glasses are the prettiest way to serve this cocktail!

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Author: Donna Elick

Best Ever Sex on the Beach Cocktail

Sex on the Beach is perfectly sweet and the epitome of summer. Perfect cocktail for any day, don't you think? This perfectly sweet fruit flavored cocktail will transport you to your favorite get away!


  • 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


How to cook Best Ever Sex on the Beach Cocktail

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

Originally published 8/1/13


  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 :)

    1. No, not off. I drank these in the 70's.

  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....

  3. Fell in love with this drink when I was in Cancun! Finish filling the glass with orange juice...what size glass? I'm thinking the amount of orange juice would affect the taste.

  4. any suggestions on a substitute for cranberry juice? Outside the US it can be hard to find.

    1. I make mine the same, but instead of cranberry juice, i use pineapple juice...it is amazing

    2. Pineapple juice us great. Add a splash of amarito with it too.

  5. We're twinsies (well, almost) today! I love this cocktail, I've always wondered what was in it. Love the combo of peach and vodka and cranberry!

  6. Randome side note - you mentioned jamming to Poison. They happen to be my favorite band, just as this is currently my favorite recipe site ;)

  7. Instead of grenadine I put a splash of ameretto in the sex on the beach

  8. I make mine with pineapple juice instead of orange juice and instead of peach schnapps, I use midori and chambord


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