The Sex on the Beach is a popular vodka cocktail that's probably best known for its provocative name. It's fruity, sweet, and not particularly sophisticated, but it certainly has its place as a fun drink for those nights you don't want to take yourself too seriously.
You can elevate your Sex on the Beach (ha!) a bit by using fresh-squeezed orange juice, which always makes for a nicer drink no matter the recipe. But aside from that, there's not a whole lot of room for improvement—unless you're going to buy some kind of expensive vodka or peach schnapps, which honestly would be put to better use in something that doesn't bury them under a bunch of fruit juice.
|1.5 oz vodka|
|0.5 oz peach schnapps|
|1.5 oz orange juice|
|1.5 oz cranberry juice|
|Orange wheel for garnish|
Preparation: How to make a Sex on the Beach
- Fill a Highball glass with ice, then add all ingredients except garnish.
- Stir gently, garnish, and serve.