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Great cocktails you can make at home: Sex on the Beach

Sex on the Beach |

Sex on the Beach is one of the most popular cocktails from around the world. There is hardly any cocktail lover, bartender or mixologist that is not familiar with this fruity mix with a special kick of vodka.

The cocktail dates back to  1987 in Florida, USA when a distributor had just begun to sell a Peach schnapps, and in a bid to make sales, put up a contest that would see the bar that sold the most peach schnapps take home a bonus of $1000 and the bartender that was responsible at that bar for the highest sales, a $100.

The stage was set for the birth of Sex on the Beach and Confetti’s Bar young bartender named Ted went ahead to make a mix of peach schnapps, vodka, orange juice and grenadine.

When asked what the name of his cocktail was by customers, he said “Sex on the Beach” on the spot, for the sole reason that people who came to Florida during the spring break were there because of the beach and sex.

The popularity of the drink grew, such that when tourists returned home and asked their local bartenders for ‘Sex on the Beach,’ lost as to what a drink they had never heard of tasted like – the bartenders created many variations of the drink.

There are basically two major variations –

  • The International Bartenders Association Official Cocktail made from vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice, and cranberry juice.
  • Mr. Boston Official Bartender’s Guide, made from vodka, Chambord, Midori Melon Liqueur, pineapple juice, and cranberry juice.

The cocktail has grown in popularity that it is being served in several bars around the world. But for a drink that has a provocative name, yet is full of fruity goodness, you can as well be your own mixologist and make it at home.

What you need

  • 50ml vodka
  • 50ml peach schnapps
  • Dash of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 100-150ml cranberry juice
  • 100-150ml orange or pineapple juice
  • Ice cubes
  • Lemon slices, orange wheel, and/or mint sprigs, to serve


How to prepare

  • Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice.
  • Shake, and strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice.
  • Garnish with either an orange wheel, lemon slice or mint sprig.

Easy peasy and takes just about 20 minutes to prepare!!!

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7 Super Easy Cocktail Recipes!

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Want to have some cocktail fun at home all by yourself? There’s no need to break the bank or muddle recipes up. Here are 7  simple do-it-yourself cocktails that are easy to prepare and serve to your guests.

Classic Mojito


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  • Captain Morgan White Rum (50 ml)
  • (1 dash) Soda Water
  • (2 tsps.) Caster Sugar
  • 2 Lime Wedges
  • 1 Mint Sprig
  • Crushed ice


  1. In a mixing glass, mix caster sugar and lime wedges together using a pestle or a large spoon to extract lime flavour and aroma.
  2. Mash about 12 leaves from the mint sprigs together with the lime and sugar.
  3. Add crushed ice to about three-fourths of the glass.
  4. Pour the rum and dash of soda.
  5. Use a spoon to stir the drink thoroughly.
  6. Garnish with a few crushed mint leaves and add crushed ice. Serve cold.


Sex on the Beach


  1. 9 ml  Schnapps
  2. 35 ml Smirnoff Vodka
  3. 35 ml Orange Juice
  4. 35 ml Cranberry Juice


  1. Fill a tall 12-ounce glass with ice cubes.
  2. Add in all ingredients together and use a jigger to measure them correctly.


Johnnie Walker Red Label & Soda


  1. 50 ml Johnnie Walker Red Label Blended Scotch Whiskey
  2. 125 ml Soda Water
  3. 2 Orange or Lime Wedges


  1. Fill ice cubes on a tall glass.
  2. Add Johnnie Walker Red Label and soda water using a jigger.
  3. Garnish with either orange or lime wedges.


Super Simple Summer Punch



  1. 50 ml Smirnoff Vodka
  2. 4 Slices of Orange
  3. 4 Pieces of Raspberries
  4. 100 ml Cranberry Juice
  5. 100 ml Mango Juice
  6. 50 ml Soda Water


  1. In a glass full of ice, pour in vodka, add in the orange slices and raspberries and stir the mixture using a wooden spoon to blend the flavors.
  2. Pour the mango and cranberry juice followed by soda water and continue stirring to infuse the mixture.


Gin and Tonic


  1. 25 ml Gordon’s London Dry Gin
  2. 125 ml Tonic Water
  3. 10 ml Lime Juice
  4. 2 Lime or Lemon Wedges


  1. Fill a tall glass with ice cubes, measure gin, tonic water and lime juice using a jigger and then pour into the glass.
  2. Place the lime or lemon wedge in your cocktail drink for some garnishing.


Rum and Cola


  1. 50 ml Captain Morgan White Rum
  2. 125 ml Cola
  3. 1 Lime Wedge


  1. Fill your glass or jar with cubes of ice.
  2. Use a jigger to measure and pour the rum and cola into your glass of ice.
  3. Add lime wedge to garnish.


Vodka Tonic


  1. 50 ml Smirnoff Vodka
  2. 125 ml Tonic Water
  3. 1 Lime Wedge


  1. Pour vodka and tonic water using a jigger for correct measurement into a glass filled with ice.
  2. Place the lime wedge on the drink, squeeze a bit and serve.
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