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Sex on the beach


“Sex on the beach” is a contemporary classic cocktail, which will have you longing for warmer days on the beach with its fruity and refreshing characters. Learn who invented the famous cocktail, how to mix it and discover the different variations.


Who is Ted Pizio?

The inventor of the "Sex on the beach" cocktail

"Sex on the beach" is a light, fruity, orange-colored cocktail containing vodka, peach liqueur, cranberry juice, grenadine syrup, and orange juice.

The smooth cocktail was invented in the 1980s by Ted Pizio, a bartender in Florida, who took the challenge to sell the most peach schnapps in the area by creating a unique cocktail - with success. He named the cocktail after 2 reasons he believed drove tourists to visit Florida for Spring Break - "sex" and the "beach".


Let’s make a "Sex on the beach"

  • 40 ml / 1.4 oz. vodka
  • 20 ml / 0.7 oz. peach liqueur
  • 40 ml / 1.4 oz. cranberry juice
  • 60 ml / 2 oz. orange juice
  • Ice cubes
  • Garnish: 1 slice of orange, 1 slice of pineapple & 1 cocktail cherry

Fill a cocktail shaker with 4-6 ice cubes and add vodka, peach liqueur and cranberry juice. Shake vigorously.

Tip your RIEDEL O Wine Tumbler Pinot/Nebbiolo glass on its side and slide 5-6 ice cubes in. Pour the cocktail through a bar strainer and top up with orange juice. Garnish and enjoy!


Different variations of "Sex on the beach"

There is no limit to creativity – try it!

  • The original: The original drink was made using vodka, peach liqueur, orange juice and grenadine. Today it is more commonly used to replace grenadine with cranberry juice.  
  • The "Virgin Sex on the beach": Also known as "cuddles on the beach". Simply replace the peach liqueur with juice or nectar and leave out the vodka. A delicious alternative.
  • Grapefruit: In some bars, bartenders replace orange juice with white grapefruit juice.
  • "Sex in the Driveway": Simply replace the cranberry juice with blue curaçao and the orange juice with lemonade. To get a beautiful blue summer drink.
  • "Woo Woo": This is the harder version of the "Sex on the beach" and is not for the faint of heart. Simply leave out the orange juice to get a Woo Woo.


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