Sex On The Beach

Sex on the beach cocktail

Sex on the beach recipe Preparation time5 min Number of people: 1  


  • Vodka
  • Peach schnapps
  • Strawberry, blueberry or other red fruit juice
  • Orange juice
  • Ice
  • Slices of orange, strawberry or cherry and sugar to decorate.



  • Jigger (measuring cocktail glass) or a shot glass.
  • Shaker or a metal container with a lid. 
  • Glass blender (to prepare the red fruit juice).
  • Highball glass or other tall, wide glass.
  • A straw and umbrella to decorate cocktails. 

Step by Step

The delicious sex on the beach cocktail is one of the most famous American drinks. The story of its creation takes place in Florida, in the 1980s, when a beverage company launched a peach-based liquor and proposed a $1,000 prize to the city’s bars for the best seller of this liquor.

Then, local bartender Ted Pizio concocted this delicious fruity drink and gave it the cheeky name “Sex on the beach”, becoming very popular among young people on spring break, and from there it became famous all over the world. Without a doubt, it was Pizio who won the award.

For its preparation, the peach liqueur is important, but also the use of different types of vodkas, because depending on the sweetness, bitterness or fruity touches of these, the flavor of the drink can be customized. 

Likewise, in sex on the beach, the alcohol can be reduced if you change the peach liqueur for peach juice. But, if you want to have a traditional sex on the beach, here we show you how to prepare it in a few steps.

Put ice in the shaker until it is full.

Use the measuring cup and add one measure of peach schnapps and one measure of vodka.

Add three measures of cranberry juice and the same amount of orange juice.

Close the shaker and start shaking a little. 

Let the drink cool before serving it in a tall glass.

For the presentation, we suggest you pass a little orange around the edge of the glass to wet it and then pass it through a plate with sugar. This process is called “frosting” the glass and it gives it a very attractive touch. Also, you can cut a thin slice of orange and strawberry to decorate the edge of the glass. Now, serve the cocktail and don’t forget to place the umbrella and the straw to drink it. 

If you want to try other versions, you can replace the cranberry juice with grenadine and the orange juice with pineapple juice. This variant is known as “modern sex on the beach”. Also, you can substitute the vodka for coconut rum to give it a more tropical touch.

On the other hand, the proportions of alcohol and juice can vary depending on your taste to give it a personal touch. But, don’t forget to drink the cocktail little by little through the straw, because the fruity sweetness of this drink can make us think that it is harmless. 

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