Sex on the beach is one of those things that sounds like a good idea until you’re actually going through with it. But there are a few ways to make it a delicious experience: You can freeze it or turn it into a Jello Shot or even make it with tequila. That’s right, we’re talking about Sex on the Beach the cocktail. What did you think? Here, four new, amazing ways to enjoy Sex on the Beach (the drink!).
4 New Ways to Have Sex on the Beach (The Drink)
The vodka in your classic Sex on the Beach doesn’t exactly complement the peach schnapps and fruit juice—it’s mostly there to give the cocktail a strong, boozy kick. So Milagro brand ambassador Jaime Salas decided to swap out the neutral spirit for something that would actually add some flavor to the cocktail while still melding with the other ingredients: tequila. Salas blends blanco tequila with a mélange of fruit juices, peach schnapps and, in an unconventional twist, hibiscus tea, for a fruity, sweet and slightly drier variation on the colorful cocktail.
Just when you thought the classic Sex on the Beach was the ultimate summer cooler, we took it one step further with this Sex on the Beach Slushie. We adjusted the proportions of the classic to make the cocktail more blender-friendly, and took the liberty of swapping out Chambord for crème de cassis for a more intense flavor the whole beach crew will enjoy. Sip it as it melts in your glass, or slurp it down granita-style with a spoon.
For his upgrade of the spring break classic, Sam Friedman of The Automatic in Cambridge, MA, transforms the traditionally sweet cocktail into a balanced libation with fresh, high-quality ingredients and a few dashes of bitters. Friedman opts for peach liqueur, staying true to the signature peach flavor of the classic, fresh cranberry juice and a couple dashes of orange bitters, which add depth to a drink that Friedman says, “goes down a little too easy.”
An instant classic, this Jello Shot packs a ton of flavor thanks to orange Jell-O, a generous slug of cranberry juice and the usual peach schnapps. A half-cup of vodka provides a seriously boozy punch. And, let’s face it, when it comes to Jello Shots, that boozy punch is what it’s all about.
cranberry juice cocktail