Skip to content

Sex On The Beach

The Sex on the Beach cocktail was invented in California and is now known all over the world. The drink is one of the most famous vodka cocktails ever. It can be ordered in cocktail bars, restaurants and clubs. The pleasantly sweet and harmonious drink impresses with its simple preparation and its mild, fruity taste. Discover our simple recipe now and prepare the drink easily at home.

Sex On The Beach Cocktail Recipe

  • 4 cl vodka
  • 4 cl peach liqueur
  • 8 cl cranberry juice
  • 8 cl pineapple juice

Step by Step Guide

  1. Shake all ingredients well in a cocktail shaker together with ice.
  2. Strain the mix into a pre-chilled highball glass filled with ice.
  3. Strain and serve.
sex on the beach cocktail
Recipe by Chris

Aperol Spritz

Blue Lagoon

Espresso Martini

The preparation of the cocktail is very simple. All you need to do is mix all the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker and then strain into a long drink glass filled with ice cubes. We recommend that you measure out the ingredients with a jigger so that you always use the right amount. Feel free to garnish the drink with a peach slice or cocktail cherry now and serve afterwards.

Bar Accessories:

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Long drink glass
  • Ice cubes

Classic taste profile


30 Reviews

The Sex on the Beach cocktail tastes fruity, mild and sweet. The slightly alcoholic notes only emphasise the pleasant taste of this cocktail. You should definitely try the drink once to be able to make your own judgement about the cocktail.

Tips for the best Sex on the Beach cocktail

Fresh kick

If you want to give the cocktail a special “fresh kick”, you should definitely use fresh cranberry juice and fresh pineapple juice. Cranberry juice is usually hard to find in Germany. Pineapple juice, on the other hand, you can usually buy fresh or make yourself. Try it and enjoy the fresh drink.

American classic

Despite the base spirit vodka (usually from Poland or Russia), this cocktail became famous in America. It stands as one of the rare sweet vodka cocktails in a line of tart whisky cocktails. Be sure to try the drink and experience what mixed drinks America has to offer.

Vodka, vodka, vodka

The choice of vodka isn’t all that important when making this cocktail. Rather, the sweet, fruity taste is the main focus. Nevertheless, don’t go for the cheapest spirit. Choose a decent mid-range product and enjoy the cocktail properly.

History of the Sex on the Beach Cocktail

Not much is known about the history of this cocktail. Due to a renaissance of peach liqueur in the 1980s, more and more cocktails were prepared and drunk with this liqueur. It is assumed that the drink was also created during this time. Since then, it has been offered and enjoyed in bars, clubs and even restaurants all over the world.

The name “Sex on the Beach” is possibly inspired by the kind of lifestyle that was lived in Florida in the 1980s. At that time, according to surveys, a high number of children were conceived on the beach. The association with the cocktail is clear.

More Drink Recipes

More Drink Recipes


When was the drink invented?

Due to the renaissance of peach liqueur in the 1980s, the Sex on the Beach cocktail also gained a lot of popularity. To this day, the drink is one of the most famous vodka cocktails ever.

What does the cocktail taste like?

The Sex on the Beach tastes fruity and a little sweet. It is not comparable to complex whisky cocktails, but can be enjoyed all the better on hot evenings on the balcony.

What is a Sex on the Beach?

Sex on the Beach is a well-known and popular vodka cocktail that can be ordered and enjoyed in bars, clubs and restaurants all over the world. It has a fruity, sweet taste that is strongly influenced by the peach liqueur used.

How do you prepare a Sex on the Beach?

Put the vodka, peach liqueur, cranberry juice and pineapple juice in a shaker and shake well. Strain the drink into a long drink glass and garnish with a lemon zest. Then serve and enjoy.

What makes this drink special?

This long drink is clearly distinguishable from other long drinks. On the one hand, because of its sweet and tart taste and, on the other hand, because of its simple preparation. Just try it out for yourself. You will be surprised how easy it is to prepare the Sex on the Beach cocktail.