What is the best Sex on the Beach Cocktail Recipe?

Sex on the Beach Recipe


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The Sex on the Beach cocktail is a contemporary classic from the 1980s. There are as many recipe variations as there are speculations as to it’s true origins but we prefer this particular recipe which features cassis or Chambord.

Sex on the Beach Cocktail Recipe
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There are as many speculations about the origins of the Sex on the Beach cocktail as there is variations on it's recipe. The IBA (International Bartender's Association) calls for vodka, peach schnapps, cranberry and orange juice - this version can be found here - Sex on the Beach.

Another popular variation of the recipe calls for replacing the Cassis/Chambord (that is found in the recipe below) with Midori Melon liqueur.

The below recipe is our preferred version of the 80s contemporary classic, Sex on the Beach.


  • 45mL Vodka
  • 15mL Peach Schnapps
  • 15mL Cassis (or Chambord)
  • 45mL Pineapple Juice (or Orange Juice, if preferred)
  • 45mL Cranberry Juice


  1. Add all the ingredients to your cocktail shaker
  2. Shake and strain over fresh ice into a hi-ball or stemmed cocktail glass
  3. Garnish with a slice of orange and maraschino cherry

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