The Sex on the Beach

About The Sex on the Beach

The IBA Contemporary Classic, the Sex on the Beach. This cocktail has been going strong for decades as a summer classic and cult favorite. Despite the provocative name, this cocktail is surprisingly smooth and sweet as the juices combine to eliminate the sharp bite of vodka. Easily enjoyed during a hot summer day or a night out with friends, this versatile recipe is an essential to keep in your toolkit and should be able to be ordered anywhere you go. We’ve also thrown in a shot-version recipe just for fun!

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For Cocktail Version:

  • 1½ oz. Vodka

  • ½ oz. Peach Schnapps

  • Equal parts Orange Juice & Cranberry Juice

For Shot Version:

  • 1 part Vodka

  • ½ part Peach Schnapps

  • Splash of Orange Juice

  • Splash of Cranberry Juice

Cocktail Profile

  • Rating:       5.0 Stars

  • Served:      On the Rocks

  • Strength:    Medium

  • Difficulty:    Simple

  • Flavor:        Sweet


Build all ingredients in highball glass with fresh ice. Pour vodka and schnapps first, then orange juice and then cranberry juice. Garnish with choice of orange slice or lemon with maraschino cherries.

For the shot version, shake ingredients lightly in shaker with ice and then strain into shot glass.