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Vodka • Sweet
Sex on the Beach Jello Shot

While the Sex on the Beach doesn’t exactly count as a craft cocktail, it is still a classic, ripe for reinvention. The sweetness of the drink—which comes from a blend of cranberry juice, orange juice and peach schnapps—can be cloying, but when the orange juice is replaced with a packet of orange Jell-O and the cranberry juice is increased, it gets new life as one of our favorite cocktail-turned-Jello-Shots.

The Essentials

cranberry juice cocktail
orange Jell-O
The Details
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1 Cup cranberry juice cocktail
1 packet orange Jell-O
.5 Cup peach schnapps
.5 Cup vodka


  • Combine the boiling cranberry juice and the orange Jell-O, and stir until fully dissolved.
  • Add the peach schnapps and vodka and mix thoroughly.
  • Pour the mixture into plastic shot glasses and refrigerate until set (about 2.5 hours).