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How to Make a Sex on The Beach Cocktail Recipe

The sex on the beach cocktail is an extremely well-known drink around the world, partly for its seductive name and party for its amazing fruity taste. The drink is always a great go-to for a hot summer day or vacation, check out our sex on the beach recipe below.

Here’s What You’re Going to Need

This equipment isn’t necessary but to make a classic sex on the beach cocktail this is what we used:

  • Hurricane glass
  • A stir stick
A close up of the cocktail Sex on the Beach with orange slice and cherry. Red backdrop and colourful cocktail

For the cocktail:

  • 2 oz Vodka we recommend grey goose
  • 1/2 oz Peach liqueur
  • 2 oz Fresh orange juice
  • 2 oz Fresh cranberry juice
  • Ice cubes

For the garnish:

  • 1 slice of blood orange

Sex on The Beach Cocktail Recipe

Sex on the Beach Cocktail Recipe

Delicious sex on the beach cocktail drink recipe!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Drinks, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cocktail recipe, sex on the beach, sex on the beach cocktail recipe, summer cocktail recipe, tropical cocktail recipe
Servings: 1 Serving
Calories: 233kcal
Cost: $5


  • Hurricane glass
  • A stir stick



  • 2 oz Vodka we recommend grey goose
  • 1/2 oz Peach Shnappes
  • 2 oz Fresh orange juice
  • 2 oz Fresh cranberry juice
  • Ice cubes


  • 1 slice Blood orange



  • Fill up a hurricane glass with ice.
  • Pour in the vodka, peach liqueur, and orange juice.
  • Stir the cocktail, about 5 seconds.
  • Slowly pour in the cranberry juice from one corner of the glass.


  • Put the slice of blood orange on the side of the glass and serve.



Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 157mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 113IU | Vitamin C: 41mg
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History of Sex on The Beach Cocktail

The sex on the beach cocktail was supposedly created by a bartender named Ted in the state of Florida. The story behind the name is that Ted wanted to entice spring breakers into drinking peach schnapps so he created a cocktail and named it after what he believed all the spring breakers were in Florida to do.

Sex on the beach cocktail in hurricane glass on a black surface with a black background.

There are some other theories as to where the cocktail comes from and since it’s increase in popularity, many people have made their own sex on the beach variations.

Recipe Notes & F.A.Q’s

Is there a different type of liquor I can use insted of Peach Shnappes?

Yes, infact any form of peach liqeur will suffice.

Note: Blood orange juice can also be used giving this drink a delightful flavour

If you can’t find it, you can find it here.

My drink is too strong for my liking

Sex on the beach’s alchohol content can be easily lowered by substituting some more orange juice as a replacement for a portion of the vodka.

Recipe Size Conversion

Do you want to make this cocktail for a party or event? We have you covered. This calculator will tell you how many milliliters you need for every ingredient. All you need to do is type the number of drinks that you would like to make in total and the calculator will do the rest.

close up macro of sex on the beach cocktail with cherry and orange inside the hurricane glass

Some Other Ways This Drink is Made

This recipe has very few differences other than some volume changes, it is also a shaken drink.

Some key differences: Our recipe is a built cocktail, this one is shaken or stirred, and uses a black Rasberry liqueur.

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