Sex on the Beach Cocktail

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You know a cocktail is good when it’s called Sex on the Beach. This is another excellent option for Valentine’s day or really, any day. Not only does it taste great, it’s also very photogenic as you can see from the pics here.

A Glass of Sex on the Beach Cocktail Garnish with Orange Slice, Pink LOVE lettering beside it

I’d love to know who originally came up with the name for this cocktail so I can shake his / her hand. It’s one of those ones that I can imagine people leaning over the bar to whisper in the bartender’s ear.

Only the bold would want to be caught yelling over the crowd “I’ll take sex on the beach!” and stirring the interest of the entire bar full of patrons. It may not be as classy in name as the Manhattan cocktail but it’s definitely tastes amazing!

Ingredients in a Sex on the Beach Cocktail

  • Vodka
  • Peach Schnapps
  • Orange or Pineapple Juice (your preference)
  • Cranberry Juice.
Close up of Sex on the Beach Cocktail in a Glass with Slice of Orange

How to make a Sex on the Beach Cocktail

  • To make this cocktail, simply combine Vodka, Peach Schnapps, Orange or Pineapple Juice (your preference) and Cranberry Juice.
  • There’s no shaking, just combine with ice and stir.
  • Garnish with an orange wheel to make it pretty and you are done.

Some other great cocktails to try:

Paloma Cocktail Recipe

Alabama Slammer Cocktail Recipe

The Bronx Cocktail

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Sex on the Beach

Sex on the Beach – a fruity, light Vodka based cocktail that is so easy to drink that you have to remind yourself it has alcohol!
5 from 11 votes
Close up of Sex on the Beach Cocktail in a Glass with Slice of Orange
Prep Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Karlynn Johnston


  • 1.5 ounces Vodka
  • .5 ounce Peach Schnapps
  • .75 cup orange juice
  • .25 cup cranberry juice
  • 1 slice orange wheel


  • Combine ingredients in a glass with ice.
  • Stir and serve.

Recipe Notes

Note: there is another variation of this cocktail that uses a mix of Midori, Chambord, Vodka, Pineapple juice and cranberry juice.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 254kcal, Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 1g, Sodium: 3mg, Potassium: 420mg, Sugar: 27g, Vitamin A: 370IU, Vitamin C: 106.3mg, Calcium: 20mg, Iron: 0.4mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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  1. Anne says

    This is my favorite cocktail from my 20’s! Thanks for the great recipe, easy and delicious!5 stars

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