Sex on the Beach is a lively and fruity cocktail celebrated for its tropical taste. It takes you right to the beach, even in February where is full-blown winter in Lake Tahoe. This recipe is a riff on the classic which mixes vodka, peach schnapps, cranberry juice, or orange juice, creating a delicious blend of sweetness and tartness. Our version of sex on the beach uses a Florida-based aperitif, called Munyon’s Paw-Paw, instead of peach schnapps. Peach schnapps just doesn’t do it for us. We also omit cranberry juice and use creme de cassis instead for a creamy rich flavor. The mixture is then shaken or stirred and poured over ice in a tall glass. For an extra touch of allure, it’s often garnished with an orange slice and a maraschino cherry. The result is a visually appealing and revitalizing drink that captures the carefree essence of a beach holiday, making it a popular choice at bars and social gatherings. The cheeky name adds a playful element, contributing to the overall fun and laid-back atmosphere associated with this timeless cocktail.

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sex on the beach
munyon's paw-paw

how to make a sex on the beach


  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz Munyon’s Paw Paw
  • ½ oz strawberry simple syrup
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • ½ creme de cassis  
  • 1 oz orange juice, to top 
  • soda water, to top 
  • cherry, to garnish


In a cocktail shaker combine vodka, Munyon’s Paw Paw, ½ oz strawberry simple syrup, lemon juice, creme de cassis, and ice. Shake until chilled. Strain into collins glass filled with ice. Top with orange juice and then soda water. Garnish with a cherry. Cin Cin!

sex on the beach

notes for sex on the beach

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Creme de cassis is a blackcurrant liqueur that is rich, velvety, and absolutely delicious. We love it but it’s not always easy to find. To replace you can use a jam to replace it. Just make sure to shake it up really well. You can also get a blackcurrant syrup on Amazon that would do the trick as well!

sex on the beach

sex on the beach


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We are Elise and Evan and we're so glad you are here! Cheffing up tasty bites and sips is our love language and we are very happy to share these recipes with you. We both have valuable restaurant experience and have learned a thing or two about making tasty bites and sips. Through Carnelian Cooks we are sharing all of our tips and tricks! Please provide a comment or feedback below on any recipes that you give a try. 

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