• 2 measures of Vodka
  • 1 measure of Peach Schnapps
  • 3 measures of Orange Juice
  • 3 measures of Cranberry Juice
  • Garnish of Maraschino Cherry
  • Slice of Orange


Sex on the Beach has got to be one of the most popular and well known cocktails around. This deliciously fruity drink has a particularly tropical feel, making it the perfect drink for summer nights and lazy afternoons.

The recipe is vodka-based but has a kick of schnapps, and is made even fruitier by the amount of fruit juices used in its making. Here’s the classic recipe for Sex on the Beach that’s just perfect to make at home.

To make the cocktail, simply put the vodka, schnapps and fruit juices into a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice. Shake well to mix the ingredients thoroughly and pour into a chilled highball glass. Garnish with the maraschino cherry and orange slice.

The high fruit juice content makes Sex on the Beach a particularly drinkable cocktail, and is perfect for those who want something a bit lighter and more refreshing. There aren’t many variations on this classic recipe, except the possibility of varying the quantity of each ingredient to taste. Or, some people like to add crème de cassis into the mix, and others like to add pineapple juice to make the taste even more tropical.

If you’re looking for a fruity cocktail with a bit of a kick then Sex on the Beach is definitely the one for you, and it should be top on any bartenders’ drinks to know list.