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How to Make a Sex on the Beach

If ever a cocktail was destined for the spring break circuit, Sex on the Beach is it. This racy concoction is now more popular than ever served as a "shooter"—a mini-cocktail in a shot glass. Whether you're looking for a little Sex or a lot, here's how to indulge.


  • Step 1: Fill shaker w/ ice Fill the mixing glass of your cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Step 2: Add juices, schnapps, & vodka Add the cranberry juice, orange juice, peach schnapps, and vodka.
  • Step 3: Shake Shake vigorously for about 10 seconds.
  • Step 4: Fill w/ ice Fill the highball glass with ice.
  • Step 5: Strain Strain the contents of the cocktail shaker into the highball glass.
  • TIP: To mix shooters, follow this recipe and pour into three shot glasses. For a single shooter, cut all amounts in half.
  • Step 6: Garnish Garnish with a lime wedge and get busy.
  • FACT: Perhaps the best-known episode of "sex on the beach" took place between Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr in 1953's From Here to Eternity.

You Will Need

  • 1 oz. vodka
  • 1/2 oz. peach schnapps
  • 1 1/2 oz. orange juice
  • 1 1/2 oz. cranberry juice
  • A lime wedge
  • Ice
  • A highball glass
  • A cocktail shaker
  • A strainer

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