This recipe for sex on the beach cocktail is a refreshing beach drink. With highlights of peach, orange, and a slight tartness from the cranberry.
Sun and sand come to mind with this sex on the beach cocktail is enjoyed. This drink has become a beach vacationer's favorite. Sex on the beach is a sweet drink that is made with vodka.
History About This Cocktail Recipe
The history of the sex on the beach cocktail recipe is a little mysterious. According to legend, Ted Pizio, was tasked with selling peach schnapps in 1987 as a promotion. The name was something that he figured was what spring breakers came to Flordia for. Sex and the beach.
The only problem with that story is that the recipe was found in The American Bartenders School Guide to Drinks from 1982. The thought is that the sex on the beach cocktail is a combination of the fuzzy navel and a cape codder.
As with a lot of cocktails, the origins can be a little fuzzy. Regardless of the story, this sex on the beach cocktail is definitely reminiscent of the 1980s.
The sex on the beach cocktail is definitely what it sounds like. Fresh, fruity, and a little tart. This beachgoer's favorite delivers on what a beach drink should taste like.
Putting this recipe together is an easy task. All ingredients are readily available and easy to find.
Vodka and peach schnapps are mixed together with a blend of orange and cranberry juice to make this sex on the beach drink.
We used Absolut vodka in our cocktail recipe. However, any mid range vodka would work just fine. If you want to add an extra flavor boost. You could try any number of flavored vodkas.
Vodka's alcohol content is typically 40% (80 proof). You can find higher proof vodkas but we prefer 40% for most of our cocktails.
If you want to narrow the ingredients list down to three instead of four you can use a peach flavored vodka. Vodka is neutral alcohol and comes in a wide variety of flavors. Be careful replacing the schnapps with vodka, since the vodka has a higher alcohol content.
Peach schnapps, like the DeKuypers brand, are typically between 15% and 20%. Much lower than your typical base spirits like vodka, rum, tequila, or whiskey.
Tips And Tricks
This recipe for sex on the beach cocktail can be made a couple of different ways. We opted to shake the drink using a cocktail shaker. This aerates the cocktail and chills it at the same time, Shaking with ice also adds a little bit of dilution to the drink from the ice.
You may also "build" the drink directly in the glass you are serving the cocktail in. Simply add ice to the glass then the vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice, and cranberry juice.
You may want to pour the cranberry juice over the back of a spoon slowly against the inside of the glass to "layer" the drink. This allows the cranberry juice to sink to the bottom.
To make our sex on the beach cocktail fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add the vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice, and cranberry juice. Shake for approximately 10 seconds. Pour contents into a hurricane or highball glass with ice and garnish with an orange wedge. Enjoy!
If you are looking for a refreshing cocktail look no further than this recipe for sex on the beach. With the perfect combination of citrus from the orange to the fruitiness of the peach.
A little tartness from the cranberry to tame down the sweet just slightly. The vodka stands back leaving all the other flavors to highlight the cocktail.
My Creative Manner is answering the questions "what's there to drink" with an easy cocktail recipe~ Steve
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Sex On The Beach
Sex on the beach is a refreshing cocktail recipe that is made with a blend of orange and cranberry juices. Then mixed together with vodka and peach schnapps that is served over ice.
- 1½ Ounce Vodka
- 1 Ounce Peach Schnapps
- 2 Ounces Orange Juice
- 2 Ounces Cranberry Juice
- ½ Cup Ice
- Orange Wedge for garnish (optional)
Into a cocktail shaker half filled with ice add the vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice, and cranberry juice.
Shake the ingredients together for 10 seconds.
Strain into a hurricane or highball glass with ice.
Garnish with an orange wedge.
The nutritional value may vary depending on the ingredients used.
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