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.
Sex on the Beach
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).
A sweeter, spicier riff on the Screwdriver, the Sloe Comfortable Screw gets an additional hit of flavor from Southern Comfort and sloe gin. If you can keep a straight face while ordering one at a bar, you’ll be rewarded with a refreshing brunch drink. If you choose to make one for yourself at home, be sure to use fresh orange juice and a good qua...