Sex on the Beach Recipe (4-ingredients!)

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Sit back and relax with a refreshing and fruity sex on the beach cocktail! It is super easy to make a sex on the beach drink in the comfort of your own home with just a few simple ingredients.

Two sex on the beach cocktails with oranges and cherries.

What is a Sex on the Beach Cocktail?

It’s not what it sounds like, people. Get your heads out of the gutter. A sex on the beach cocktail is a combination of orange juice, cranberry juice, peach schnapps, vodka, and don’t forget the maraschino cherry. It’s basically like a fruity punch with alcohol in it.

There are many delicious cocktails on FFF, but our most recent favorite is our Sex on the Beach Slushies! They are a thick slushie that is perfect on a super hot day!

If you’re hoping for more of a classic sex on the beach recipe made with a variety of different fruit juices, pretend you’re a bartender on spring break and keep scrolling. We’ve got you covered.

Pouring orange juice into a sex on the beach cocktail.

Sex on the Beach Ingredients

Sex on the beach cocktails tastes like a relaxing beach vacation, but guess what? You don’t have to be on vacation to enjoy a sex on the beach drink. In fact, many people enjoy this recipe year-round because the ingredients are so accessible.

They are so easy to make and use very simple ingredients. Here is what you need. 

  • Orange Juice
  • Cranberry Juice (any kind will do, even ocean spray!)
  • Vodka
  • Peach Schnapps
  • Ice
What kind of vodka should I use for a sex on the beach drink?

For this recipe, you can use any kind of vodka that you have on hand! We love Prairie Organic Vodka because it’s organic and local to Minnesota.

What is peach schnapps?

Schnapps is a fermented and distilled liquor! You may see peach liqueur in the store, but that is just fruit soaked in liquor. There is a difference! Peach schnapps adds the perfect amount of sweetness to a sex in the peach cocktail.

What kind of garnish do I use for a sex on the beach cocktail?

When in doubt, use fresh fruit! Specifically, maraschino cherries are served with these cocktails. We also went with fresh orange rounds for taste and beauty! Feel free to use lemons, limes, or even cranberries!

Fruity variations!

Looking to change things up for this fruity cocktail?? Add 1-oz. of any of the following fruit juices:

  • pineapple juice
  • lemon juice
  • grapefruit juice

How to Make Sex on the Beach Drink

To make a sex on the beach drink you only need a few things –> A fancy glass (or glasses if you’re making more than one, all of your ingredients measured out, and your garnishes. Now we’re ready!

  1. Begin by filling a tall glass with ice cubes and fresh fruit (for garnish). Set aside.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the cranberry juice, vodka, and peach schnapps to the cocktail shaker and shake for 30 seconds – 1 minute. If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, you can add everything to your glass and stir.
  3. Pour the cranberry juice, vodka, and peach schnapps over ice.
  4. Next, pour the orange juice over the cranberry juice. You can mix them together or leave them a bit separated if you’d like!
  5. Finally, add a maraschino cherry to the top of the cocktail and enjoy!
Sex on the beach cocktails with cherries and oranges.

Can I make a large batch/pitcher sex on the beach recipe?

Wanting to serve multiple guests at once? To make 4 servings at once, here’s what you need:

  • 6-oz. vodka
  • 2-oz. peach schnapps
  • 6-oz. orange juice
  • 6-oz. cranberry juice
  • Ice

Follow the first two steps of the recipe below and then top each drink with cranberry juice! So easy.

Can I make a virgin sex on the beach recipe?

To make this recipe non-alcoholic, simply omit the vodka and peach schnapps and add in a splash of peach juice.

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