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The Perfect Beach Cocktail at Home

Nothing says summer like a beach cocktail. You don’t have to be at the beach to enjoy this homemade cocktail. With just a few ingredients, you can recreate that beachy feeling right in your own home.

Two glasses of Sex on the Beach.

This recipe is for adults ages 21+. Always drink responsibly and do not drink and drive.

This citrusy cocktail combines peach schnapps, orange juice, and cranberry juice – plus a little vodka into one delicious concoction. The tartness of the cranberry and orange juice goes perfectly with the sweetness of peach schnapps, and adding just a splash of vodka can give it that extra kick.

If you really want to transport yourself to the beach, try using pineapple juice instead for an island-inspired twist. Garnish your creation with an orange slice or some pineapple wedges to really make it feel like you’re right on the beach.

This cocktail is perfect for sipping in the sun, and it’s sure to be a hit with your friends at any summer gathering. Whether you’re looking for a refreshing break from the heat or just want to kick off a summer party, this beach cocktail has all the ingredients you need for a great time. So grab your ingredients, pour yourself a glass, and enjoy the beach vibes wherever you are!

Cheers! 🍹

Ingredients

  • 1½ Ounces Vodka
  • 1½ Ounces Peach Schnapps
  • 1½ Ounces Orange Juice
  • 1½ Ounces Cranberry Juice
  • Ice

Directions

Vodka being poured into a large glass.

Fill a glass with ice. Add 1½ ounces of vodka and 1½ ounces of peach schnapps.

Orange juice being poured into a large glass with ice.

Add orange juice.

Grenadine being poured into a cocktail.

Slowly add the last ounce of cranberry juice to get that iconic color mixture.

Garnish with some cherries or an orange slice and enjoy!

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • Sex on the beach is an excellent drink for someone who doesn’t care to taste the alcohol in a drink. It is bursting with flavor and is very simple to make.
  • For added color varieties, add your ingredients to a cocktail shaker and add ice. Shake for 15 seconds and strain over ice for a deep orange color.
  • To stiffen the drink taste a little, swap the orange juice with the same amount of grapefruit juice.
  • Drop the vodka and use peach juice in place of the Schnapps for a kid-friendly drink!
Woman's hand getting a Sex on the Beach drink.

What is a traditional Sex on the Beach cocktail made with?

A traditional Sex on the Beach cocktail is typically made with vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice and cranberry juice. Although some recipes may vary, this combination of ingredients is the most commonly used for this drink. For an added twist, you can swap out the orange juice for pineapple juice or add in other juices of your choice. You can also adjust the amounts to suit your taste.

How strong is Sex on the Beach?

The strength of a Sex on the Beach will depend on the ingredients and proportions used. Generally, the drink contains between 11-12% alcohol by volume (ABV).

Can you make Sex on the Beach without vodka?

Yes, you can absolutely make Sex on the Beach without vodka. To do so, simply omit the vodka and add an additional ounce of peach schnapps or substitute it with a non-alcoholic alternative such as peach juice.

Can I add pineapple juice to Sex on the Beach?

Yes, you can add pineapple juice to Sex on the Beach for an island-inspired twist. You can also garnish your cocktail with an orange slice or a few pineapple wedges for extra beach vibes.

This beach cocktail is perfect for any occasion, no matter the time of year. With just a few simple ingredients, you can recreate that beachy feeling right in your own home. Whether you’re sipping it poolside or enjoying it on a rooftop deck, this delicious and refreshing drink will be sure to please. 

Woman's hand getting a Sex on the Beach drink.

Sex On the Beach Cocktail

This citrusy cocktail combines peach schnapps, orange juice, and cranberry juice – plus a little vodka into one delicious concoction.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 246kcal

Ingredients

  • Ounces Vodka
  • Ounces Peach Schnapps
  • Ounces Orange Juice
  • Ounces Cranberry Juice
  • Ice

Instructions

  • Fill a glass with ice.
  • Add vodka, peach schnapps, and orange juice.
  • Slowly add cranberry juice to get that iconic color mixture.
  • Garnish with some cherries or an orange slice and enjoy!

Notes

  • For added color varieties, add your ingredients to a cocktail shaker and add ice. Shake for 15 seconds and strain over ice for a deep orange color.
  • To stiffen the drink taste a little, swap the orange juice with the same amount of grapefruit juice.

Nutrition

Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 0.5g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 118mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 104IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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