Sex on the Beach Cocktail Recipe & Ingredients

A Sex On The Beach Cocktail is great for unwinding after a long day at work. It's also one of the essential cocktails you should know how to make.

A Sex On The Beach Cocktail is great for unwinding after a long day at work. It’s one of our go-to summer drinks since it transports us to the beach no matter where we are. It’s also one of the essential cocktails you should know how to make.

What is a Sex on the Beach?

Sex on the Beach is a vodka-based drink made with peach schnapps, orange juice, and cranberry juice, garnished with a cherry and an orange wedge. It’s an official cocktail of the International Bartenders Association

What glass is a Sex on the Beach served In?

The Sex on the Beach is typically served in a hurricane glass, but it also works well in a highball glass. If you don’t own the right glassware for this cocktail, consider some of the options below.

Sex on the beach cocktail in a hurricane glass with cherry and orange garnish
Sex On The Beach Cocktail In A Hurricane Glass With Cherry And Orange Garnish
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Variations of Sex on the Beach cocktail

Want to try some variations on this cocktail? Here are some remixes. 

  • A “Sex in the driveway” is similar to a “sex on the beach,” except with blue curaçao and Sprite instead of orange and cranberry juice.
  • Sex on the Beach without orange juice is a “Woo Woo.”
  • The no-alcohol version is also known as “Safe Sex on the Beach,” “Cuddles on the Beach,” or “Virgin(s) on the Beach”.

How to make a Sex on the Beach

Below are the ingredients and directions for a Sex on the Beach. We hope you love this drink as much as we do.

Sex on the Beach

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  • Shake all of the ingredients (except the garnishes).
  • Strain into a chilled hurricane or highball glass.
  • Pit a cherry, or use a Maraschino cherry as garnish along with a lemon and orange wedge.

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So what do you think of the Sex on the Beach cocktail? Will you be rolling in the sand with this one? Do you love it? Hate it? What would you rate it? Let us know in the comments below. 

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Written by Chris Harris, Staff Writer

Howdy. I’m Chris Harris. One of the writers here at Cocktail Hammer. I have a passion for all things food, wine, and mixology. When I’m not I’m behind the bar or writing for this awesome blog, you can find me riding my bike all across New York City.

Edited by Julian Solorzano, Staff Editor

Hailing from Queens, New York, Julian Solorzano served four years in the United States Air Force, traveling throughout Europe and experiencing the best of the local cultures, including their passion for good food and wine. He has since grown an appreciation for all things wine and mixology. Julian fuses that passion with his skills in writing, photography, and video production to share his passion with the world.

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