Thirsty Thursday: Sex on the Beach Cocktail

By: Kelsey Vala
Related To:

Photo by: Stephen Murello ©Stephen Murello

Stephen Murello, Stephen Murello

It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, get down and go to sleep happy.

Sometimes an ocean getaway is out of reach on a smoldering summer day. If you’re craving beach time, sand beneath your feet and a splash in salty water, the next best thing is Sex on the Beach. The iconically named cocktail, that is.

Refreshing and fruity, this cocktail is a harmonious combination of melon liqueur, peach schnapps, fruit juices and vodka. You’ll soon fall head-over-heels for this beach-worthy summer tipple.

Bottoms up, folks!

Courtesy of bartender David Bird, Charlie's Bar, Las Vegas, Nev.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. melon liqueur
  • 1 oz. peach schnapps
  • 1 oz. vodka
  • Orange juice
  • Pineapple
  • Splash cranberry juice
  • Maraschino cherry

Directions:

Fill chimney glass with ice and add melon liqueur, peach schnapps and vodka. Add equal parts pineapple and orange juice almost to top. Add a splash of cranberry. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

Still thirsty? Check out Cooking Channel’s best summer drinks and cocktails.

Next Up

Thirsty Thursday: The Drunken Donuts Cocktail

Coddle a warm mug of this creamy, booze-filled coffee cocktail recipe from Alie and Georgia, complete with a mini doughnut for dunking.

Thirsty Thursday: A Beer-ly Legal Cocktail

Alie and Georgia find inspiration in the hotdog for their refreshing beer-based cocktail.

Thirsty Thursday: Frosty the Palmer, a Snowcone Cocktail

Get the recipe for a sophisticated Arnold Palmer snowcone cocktail called Frosty the Palmer from Cooking Channel's Alie and Georgia.

Food to Pack for a Day at the Beach

Beach bound? Pack these delicious and portable foods in your cooler to extend your fun in the sun.

On TV

Cheap Eats

7am | 6c

Cheap Eats

7:30am | 6:30c

Man Fire Food

10am | 9c

Man Fire Food

10:30am | 9:30c

Man Fire Food

11am | 10c

Man Fire Food

11:30am | 10:30c

Man Fire Food

12pm | 11c

Man Fire Food

12:30pm | 11:30c

Carnival Eats

1pm | 12c

Carnival Eats

1:30pm | 12:30c

Carnival Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Carnival Eats

3:30pm | 2:30c

Yum and Yummer

4:30pm | 3:30c

Carnival Eats

7:30pm | 6:30c

Carnival Eats

8:30pm | 7:30c

Carnival Eats

9:30pm | 8:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Fire Masters

10pm | 9c

Fire Masters

11pm | 10c

Carnival Eats

12am | 11c

Carnival Eats

12:30am | 11:30c

Carnival Eats

1am | 12c

Carnival Eats

1:30am | 12:30c
What's Hot
What's Hot

The Best Thing I Ever Ate

Mondays 10|9c

So Much Pretty Food Here