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Sex on the Beach

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Made with vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice, cranberry and Chambord, the Sex on the Beach was invented (surprise!) during spring break of 1987 in Florida. It was the product of a competition between bars over who could sell the most peach schnapps. Invented by a man only known as “Ted” at the Confetti Bar, the cocktail not only helped earn him the title but also started a craze. The somewhat unorthodox name comes from an interview in which Ted listed the two reasons he thought teenagers came in droves to Florida for spring break: the beach and the sex.

The Essentials

Peach Schnapps
Orange Juice
The Details


1.5 oz Vodka
0.5 oz Peach Schnapps
1.5 oz Fresh Orange Juice
1.5 oz Cranberry Juice
0.5 oz Chambord
Orange Slice (for garnish)


  • Pour all the ingredients to a shaker tin (except for the garnish) with ice and shake.
  • Using the Hawthorne strainer, strain into a highball glass and add fresh ice. Garnish with an orange slice, scream, "spring break!" and serve.

Mix it Up

For added flavor, swap out the vodka for white rum or, if you really want to lean into the whole “beach” thing, try using coconut rum (we recommend Kalani Ron Con Coco).

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