Kiss on the Beach Cocktail Recipe

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Kiss on the Beach cocktail is a delightful variation of the more widely known Sex on the Beach. It's a fruity concoction that's popular among those who prefer a sweeter, less potent drink. It's particularly favored in summer months and tropical settings.

  • Origins: While the exact origins are unclear, it's believed to have been created in the late 20th century, riding on the wave of fruity cocktails.
  • Popularity: This drink is a hit at beachside bars and parties.
  • Audience: It's often enjoyed by those new to cocktails or who enjoy sweet, fruity flavors without a strong alcohol taste.

How Kiss on the Beach Tastes?

Kiss on the Beach is a sweet, refreshing cocktail with a fruity profile. The peach juice adds a delicate, nectar-like sweetness, while the cranberry juice provides a tart contrast. The orange juice rounds out the drink with a zesty, citrusy freshness. It's light on the palate and not overly strong in terms of alcohol content.

Interesting facts about Kiss on the Beach

  • The cocktail's name is a playful take on the more risqué 'Sex on the Beach'.
  • It's a popular choice for those who enjoy tropical flavors without the burn of strong spirits.
  • The drink's vibrant color makes it a visually appealing choice for social media snaps and beach parties.


  • Peach juice: 0.7 oz(21ml)
  • Cranberry juice: 2.7 oz(81ml)
  • Orange juice: 2.7 oz(81ml)
  • Ice cubes: As needed

Peach Juice

The peach juice brings a delicate, sweet flavor to the cocktail and acts as the base for our 'kiss'. If you reduce its amount, the drink might lose its distinctive peachy charm; too much and it could overpower the other flavors. If peaches aren't your jam, try apricot juice for a similar, albeit slightly tangier, profile.

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Cranberry Juice

A splash of cranberry juice gives the drink a vibrant color and tartness that embodies the 'beach' - it's refreshing like a cool breeze! Less cranberry juice makes for a sweeter, less punchy cocktail, whereas more could lead to a tart takeover. Can't handle the tart? A little pomegranate juice could provide a similar hue with a different sweet-tart balance.

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Orange Juice

Orange juice adds a citrus kick that's as essential as sunscreen on the beach. It balances both the sweetness of the peach and the tartness of the cranberry. Reducing the orange juice may result in a flavor imbalance, tipping the scales too far one way. If you find yourself without OJ, try tangerine or mandarin juice for a subtle twist.

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Ice Cubes

Ice keeps the cocktail as cool as the other side of the pillow. Without it, you might as well be sipping lukewarm fruit punch. No ice? Try chilling the juices beforehand or use frozen fruit as an inventive, flavorful substitute.

Emma Rose

Recipe. How to make Kiss on the Beach Drink

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice cubes.
  2. Pour in the peach juice, cranberry juice, and orange juice.
  3. Stir gently to mix the ingredients.
  4. Garnish with an orange slice or a cherry if desired.
  5. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Pro Tips

  • For a perfectly chilled drink, make sure all your juices are refrigerated before mixing.
  • If you want to add alcohol, a splash of vodka or peach schnapps can complement the fruity flavors without overpowering them.
  • Serve with a fun straw or umbrella for that extra tropical touch.

Perfect Pairings


  • Cheese platter: A selection of mild cheeses such as Brie, Havarti, or Mozzarella complement the fruity nature of the cocktail without overpowering it.
  • Seafood: Fresh shrimp or a light ceviche pair nicely with the cocktail's acidity and fruity profile.

Main Courses

  • Grilled Chicken: The subtle smokiness from grilled chicken harmonizes with the sweetness of the peach and tartness of the cranberry.
  • Light Pasta Dishes: A pasta with a lemony or herby sauce would go hand in hand with the citrus notes in the cocktail.


  • Fruit Sorbet: A lemon or raspberry sorbet will mirror the refreshing and fruity qualities of the drink.
  • Vanilla Desserts: Vanilla-flavored desserts such as panna cotta or custard can balance the tanginess of the cocktail with their creamy sweetness.

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What you could change in Kiss on the Beach

  • Peach Juice: If you don't have peach juice, you can use peach nectar or even peach schnapps for a boozier version.
  • Cranberry Juice: Raspberry juice can be a good substitute if cranberry juice isn't available.
  • Orange Juice: In a pinch, any citrus juice like grapefruit or lemonade can provide a similar tangy flavor.

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Frozen Kiss on the Beach

Swap out the ice cubes for a scoop of crushed ice and blend all ingredients to create a slushy version. This makes the drink even more refreshing for those hot summer days, turning it into a beachside slushee that's sure to cool you down.

Sunset Kiss on the Beach

Add a splash of grenadine syrup to the concoction for a beautiful sunset gradient effect. Not only will this provide a mesmerizing look, but the grenadine will also introduce a sweet pomegranate undertone, deepening the flavor profile.

Tropical Kiss on the Beach

Substitute half of the orange juice with pineapple juice and add a splash of coconut cream. This tropical twist is like taking a quick detour to the Hawaiian shores, offering creamy, exotic notes that can make every sip feel like a mini vacation.

In case you forgot basics how to make Kiss on the Beach

Insert the spoon into the glass until it touches the bottom. Keep the back of the spoon against the inside wall of the glass, and stir in a smooth, circular motion. The goal is to swirl the ice and ingredients together without churning or splashing.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Kiss on the Beach

Is the 'Kiss on the Beach' cocktail suitable for non-alcoholic drinkers?

Yes, 'Kiss on the Beach' is naturally non-alcoholic and is perfect for those who prefer mocktails or are abstaining from alcohol.

Can I make the 'Kiss on the Beach' cocktail in large batches for a party?

Absolutely! The recipe scales up nicely for parties. Just multiply the ingredients by the number of guests and mix in a large pitcher.

How can I make the 'Kiss on the Beach' cocktail more visually appealing for an event?

Consider adding edible flowers, fruit skewers, or colorful rim sugar to the glasses for a festive and elegant presentation.

Is it possible to make a frozen version of the 'Kiss on the Beach' cocktail?

Yes, blend the juices with ice in a blender until smooth to create a slushy version of the cocktail.

What type of glass is traditionally used to serve the 'Kiss on the Beach' cocktail?

A highball glass is traditionally used, but any tall glass will work just fine.

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