Sex on the Beach

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Sex on the Beach
IBA Official Cocktail
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Sex on the Beach
Type Cocktail
Primary alcohol by volume
Served On the rocks; poured over ice
Standard garnish

orange slice

Standard drinkware
Highball Glass (Tumbler).svg
Highball glass
IBA specified ingredients*
Preparation Build all ingredients in a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with orange slice.
* Sex on the Beach recipe at International Bartenders Association

Sex on the Beach is a cocktail that has many variations.

General types[edit]

There are two general types of the cocktail:

The ingredients are shaken together with ice in a shaker and are served in a highball glass. Sometimes they are mixed in smaller amounts and served as a shooter.


Several variations are sometimes referred to by the same name:

  • Hard Rock Cafe's recipe is based on the second form, calling for vodka, Midori, Chambord, lemon juice, pineapple juice and sugar syrup, shaken and strained over ice into a collins glass.
  • Other variations use both orange juice and pineapple juice.
  • Coconut rum is often substituted for the vodka.
  • Grenadine is sometimes used in place of cranberry juice, especially in locales where cranberry juice is hard to come by.
  • Amaretto is sometimes added for extra flavor.
  • Sex on the Beach is often made as a shooter by using half vodka, half peach schnapps and a bit of grenadine.

Some derivative variations have their own names:



  1. ^ Mr. Boston Official Bartender's Guide (67th ed.). Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley. 2008. ISBN 978-0-470-39065-8. 

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