Your ultimate Sex on the Beach Drink recipe: a tropical marriage of orange and cranberry juices, vodka or rum with a hint of peach and vanilla over ice.
I know Mondays call for some type of super healthy salad, but today I’m breaking all the rules and starting the week with this ultimate Sex on The Beach drink!
Let’s just admit it: nobody loves Mondays right? But a tropical cocktail takes the edge of the most dreaded day of the week.
I’m already dreaming of sandy beaches, crystal clear blue waters, hammocks and fruity cocktails. We have a hammock in the backyard, which actually makes it kind of easy to fake an island escape on a sunny hot day. We also have an orange tree with quite a few oranges left to be picked, which is exactly what i did today, and got to juicing.
I love the orange variety we have because it is a little bit tart. Just perfect for my sex on the beach drink. If I were to use store bought orange juice I’d definitely add a squeeze of lemon to the cocktail as well. You might want to do that If you use extra sweet oranges or store bough orange juice.
A perfect combination of cranberry and orange juices, a grown up drink enhanced with vodka or rum, even tequila If can handle it, plus a splash of peach Schnapps. I have yet to meet someone who won’t ask for a second round 😉
The secret ingredient in my sex on the beach cocktail recipe is a hit of Madagascar vanilla extract on top.
Thought it is just a little touch, it makes all the difference to bringing this sexy cocktail together in the loveliest of ways.
I know it is kind of silly to call it a recipe, a method of mixing up ingredients to come up with a fabulous final product.
Speaking of method, you’ll notice that I don’t shake this cocktail nor mix it before pouring it over ice. Instead, I create layers of flavors straight over the ice in highball glasses, starting with the vodka or rum and finishing with the vanilla extract. The ingredients naturally mix together but while keeping an individual profile at the same time.
However, you can always make a large batch of Sex on The Beach in a pitcher to serve over ice with a float 😉
You’ll see for yourself, I know you’ll love the makeover of your classic sex on the beach drink!
- 2 oz vodka or rum
- 3.5 oz orange juice freshly squeezed
- 3.5 oz cranberry juice
- 2 splashes peach Schnapps
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 c ice + more as needed
Fill 2 high ball glasses with ice cubes 3/4 way up.
Divide the vodka or rum between the two glasses, top with the cranberry, orange juice and a splash of the peach snaps on top. Add 1/4 tsp vanilla extract to each glass and enjoy !