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DharMag January 2016 Sex on the Beach cocktail: recipe, ingredients and history of the most famous American drink

Sex on the beach cocktail recipe cocktail with vodka orange juice peach schnapps The Sex on the Beach cocktail is part of the great family of the long drink made with vodka and owes its success to the clean, essential flavor that distinguishes it. Just like the cousins’ Screwdriver ​​and Sea breeze, it’s a refreshing and direct cocktail that relies on the “sweet sharpness” of the fresh orange juice to create a well-balanced mix.

The orange juice cut the heat of vodka, while in the background you can detect the sweet and fragrant notes of the peach liqueur: the cranberry juice adds a sour note that makes the cocktail irresistible and easy to drink.

The Sex on the Beach is the classic swimming pool party drink to sip during summertime, but with the season of red oranges at full steam it would be a shame not to take advantage of it and drink this great cocktail.

The orange juice is the most important ingredient: let’s choose the not too sweet ones: the peach liqueur is sweet enough.

The history of the Sex on the Beach is quite simple, common to many cocktails: he was born in the 80s, in the United States, driven by commercial reasons to promote the “Peach Tree” liqueur of the DeKuyperun and the Suntory Midori.

Yes, because there is also a Sex on the Beach recipe made with Midori: after we will see the ingredients of the second recipe, do not worry.

Ingredients of the Sex on the Beach cocktail

  • 4 cl of vodka
  • 2 cl peach schnapps (peach liqueur)
  • 4 cl fresh orange juice
  • 4 cl cranberry juice, cranberry

How to make the perfect Sex on the Beach cocktail?

Cut an orange in half, squeeze the juice and strain.

The preparation is very simple and you won’t need the shaker. Put some ice in a high ball glass, pour vodka and peach schnapps.

Add both juices.

Stir gently and decorate your Sex on the Beach cocktail with a flower, a slice of orange or pineapple and a few cranberries if can you find them fresh.

Serve a great summer cocktail!

Ingredients of the Sex on the Beach with Midori

  • 1.5 cl of Chambord
  • 1.5 cl Midori
  • 1.5 cl of vodka
  • 3 cl of pineapple juice
  • cranberry juice

The process is the same: ice in the glass, pour the ingredients, fill with cranberry juice, stir and decorate with a slice of tropical fruit.

Sex on the Beach food pairings

Fish, Indian & Mexican food, tacos with shrimp and avocado, pasta with 4 cheeses, chicken Indian curry, lamb shish kebab, cheeseburger, Cantonese rice, cream of fennel with bacon and mushrooms.

And the party goes on!

If you love vodka, you could find interesting also Kamikaze, Moscow Mule, Screwdriver, Bloody Mary, Caipiroska.

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