Sex on the beach

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Sex on the beach
IBA official cocktail
Sex on the beach
Base spirit
ServedOn the rocks: poured over ice
Standard garnishorange slice
Standard drinkware
Highball glass
IBA specified
PreparationBuild all ingredients in a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with orange slice.
Sex on the beach recipe at International Bartenders Association

A sex on the beach is an alcoholic cocktail containing vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice and cranberry juice. It is an International Bartenders Association Official Cocktail.[1]

General types[edit]

There are two general types of the cocktail:

The drink is built over ice in a highball glass and garnished with an orange slice.[1] Sometimes they are mixed in smaller amounts and served as a shooter.[citation needed]


Some derivative variations have their own names:

  • A "sex in the driveway" is a sex on the beach with orange juice and cranberry juice replaced with blue curaçao and Sprite.[3]
  • A "woo woo" is a sex on the beach without orange juice.[4]
  • The alcohol-free variation is sometimes referred to as "safe sex on the beach", "cuddles on the beach", or "virgin(s) on the beach".[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Sex on the Beach". International Bartenders Association. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  2. ^ Mr. Boston Official Bartender's Guide (67th ed.). Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley. 2008. ISBN 978-0-470-39065-8.
  3. ^ "Sex in the Driveway". Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  4. ^ Kester Thompson (2011). Cocktails, Cocktails, and More Cocktails. p. 52. ISBN 978-1-60734-423-0.
  5. ^ Suzi Parker (2005). 1000 Best Bartender Recipes. p. 534. ISBN 978-1-4022-0547-7.

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