A Sex On The Beach Cocktail

The Perfect Sex On The Beach Cocktail Recipe

Ready to have the best “Sex On The Beach” of your life? This well-known cocktail is quite easy to make but does take some practice to perfect. Below, we’ll show you how to make a Sex On The Beach Cocktail and provide you with some pro tips so you can make this cocktail like a seasoned bartender.

Sex On The Beach Recipe

Recipe by BeverageBeaver
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Difficulty: Easy


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A “Sex on the Beach” cocktail consists of vodka, peach schnapps, freshly squeezed orange juice, and cranberry juice. It’s typically served over ice in a highball glass and garnished with a twist of orange.


  • 1.5 oz Vodka

  • 0.5 oz Peach Schnapps

  • 2 oz Cranberry Juice

  • 2 oz Orange Juice

  • Orange Twist For Garnish


  • Fill half a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Pour vodka and peach schnapps into the shaker over the ice.
  • Pour the cranberry juice and orange juice into the shaker.
  • Secure the shaker lid and shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds.
  • Strain into a Highball glass over fresh ice.
  • Garnish with a twist of orange and serve.

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Making A Sex On The Beach Cocktail: Pro Tips

As you can see, it’s not the hardest of cocktails to make. If you want to ensure your Sex On The Beach cocktail is perfect every time, then follow these pro tips.

Use Fresh Orange Juice

If possible, use fresh orange juice rather than the store-bought kind. Fresh juice will give your cocktail a more vibrant and genuine flavor, which will ultimately elevate your drink.

Chill Everything

Before you start, be sure to chill your glass and have all the ingredients chilled. There is nothing worse than a watered-down cocktail, and if you don’t chill your ingredients, the ice will melt too quickly.

Shake It Till You Make It Cold

An easy way to know when you have shaken your cocktail enough is to touch the outside of the metal shaker. If it’s icy cold to the touch, then it’s ready to pour. If not, shake it a little while longer.

Use A Measuring Tool

You may feel tempted to just eyeball your measurements when you make your cocktail, but unless you’re a seasoned bartender, you’ll likely get the measurements wrong, which will lead to the balance of your cocktail being off. So, always use a jigger or other measuring device to measure your ingredients accurately.

Garnish Like A Pro

You can garnish your drink with a simple orange slice or forgo the garnish altogether. But, if you want to make the perfect Sex On The Beach cocktail, then garnish with an orange twist and a cocktail umbrella. To make the orange twist, take a channel knife (or a vegetable peeler if you don’t have one) and carefully cut a long, thin strip of orange peel, ensuring minimal pith is attached. Twist the peel over the drink to release the oils and then hang the orange twist over the side of the glass.

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