This Sex on the Beach Cocktail is exactly what it sounds like. Fun, flirty, and delicious! It is made with orange and cranberry juice and spiked with rum and peach schnapps. This fruity drink will make those hot days and nights a whole lot more fun!
I started making this cocktail recipes about 12 years ago. I remember making it on Friday nights after getting home from work we would sit on the front porch in the shade with this cool icy drink and relax.
Sex on the Beach sounds a little uncomfortable. But, I'm betting it was an attention grabber because of its name! This drink is usually served in a highball glass, but accomodate any way you need to (as you see I did in a few photos). They are garnished with an orange slice and go down real smooth. Not as uncomfortable as the name sounds!
What I like best about this drink is you can adjust the sweetness to your own preferences. It is reminiscent of a vodka and cranberry with a little peach schnapps and orange juice added. And, in my opinion, it is best when shaken, not stirred!
This is as simple as adding to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake it up until frosty!
No cocktail shaker? Add it to a glass with ice and stir.
💭 Top Tips
- For a sweeter drink, make sure to use cranberry juice cocktail instead of cranberry juice.
- If it still is not sweet enough, the peach schnapps can be increased to 1 ½ shots.
- Use a pulp free orange juice for best results.
- Make it a slushy drink. Pour the ingredients and ice in a blender and blend until the ice is crushed. Add more ice if needed to make the drink frostier.
- For a more sour drink, substitute grapefruit juice for the orange juice.
- Give it a more tropical feel and use pineapple juice in place of orange juice.
- Try it with rum or tequila instead of vodka.
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Sex on the Beach Cocktail
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- 3 ounces orange juice
- 3 ounces cranberry juice cocktail
- 3 ounce vodka
- 1½ ounce peach schnapps
- glass with crushed ice
- Place some ice in a cocktail shaker. Add the orange juice, cranberry juice, vodka, and peach schnapps. Shake until frosty.
Jersey Girl Cooks
You just reminded me that I haven't had one of these in years. After drinking a little too much peach schnapps once, I have stayed away from it. But I think it's time to go back. You make the drink look so pretty too.
Another peach yummy! A little zing with your juice is a bad thing? NOPE, sand is tho......... Love peaches too and this would satisfy me...nuff said LOL
Grumpy and HoneyB
LOL, OK, yeah, I have to admit, this was fun. Even Grumpy wanted to hear the comments. I have to say though that Mags, you crack me up and Donna and Amanda, I love you for calling me a hussy! lmao
LOL - I love yours and Donna's comment. The first thing I thought when I saw your title was this post should be on Donna's blog.
That really looks delicious! I think I need to buy some peach schnapps. =)
The great thing about "Sex on the Beach" like this is you don't get sand in your bathing suit.
You stinker you! I had a hand over one eye when I clicked on the post because, well, ya know, I didn't know what to expect! LMAO!
Great looking drink!
The hubby and I have two drinks everyday. It sounds old fashioned but I greet him at the door with some sort of cocktail. We eat french style, though it is only a three to 4 ounce drink. We eat our meal with red wine every night and that too is just a small glass. We are happy parents of six kids so "sex on the beach" is not new to us. lol I love this drink. 🙂
Nice... I haven't had one of these for a long, long time. It looks great.
You little hussy LMAO!! I love these drinks, so yummy, I'm jealous!
The Manly Housewife
Wow I actually laugh out loud when reading this blog then laughed harder reading the comments. Thank you for a good morning laughs.
Could adjust the instructions to say ... Mix, stir, pour enjoy...Then Mix, stir, pour, enjoy... then Mix, stir, pour, enjoy again... 🙂
That is one very pretty drink, Shelby-and I'm imagining a darned tasty one too. Perfect on a warm summer day....like today. Thank you, Shelby. 🙂
thanks for the clarification that this was the DRINK. I was thinking...jeez, after that Grumpy is still Grumpy?? What's up with that????
It looks pretty sexy, sitting there naked in the glass.
How cute are you!
Grittiness adds friction, enough said without further elaboration.
I aim to make these this weekend, I'll let you know how they go.
And how on earth didja know I was raising my hand?
wow I give you alot of credit having sex on the beach,,,and I love this rendition without sand! now as for being a lush, if you would like to start a non lush club for drinkers I'm in!
It has been a while since I had a Sex on the Beach" Shelby. LOL