Sex In The Woods Cocktail Recipe

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Sex In The Woods Nutrition Facts





Alcohol %:14

Created by

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


Sex In The Woods is a playful and fun cocktail that is a twist on the classic Sex on the Beach cocktail. It's perfect for those who love fruity and sweet drinks with a bit of a kick. It's a popular choice for summer parties and beach getaways.

  • Who would like it?
    • If you're a fan of fruity cocktails with a hint of tartness, this is the drink for you.

How Sex In The Woods Tastes?

This cocktail has a sweet and fruity taste with a hint of tartness. The combination of peach schnapps and cranberry juice gives it a unique flavor profile. It's light and refreshing, making it perfect for a hot summer day.

Interesting facts about Sex In The Woods

  • Sex In The Woods is a variation of the classic Sex on the Beach cocktail.
  • Despite its playful name, this cocktail is quite sophisticated with its balance of sweet and tart flavors.
  • It's a popular choice for summer parties and beach getaways.


A few good options for Sex In The Woods are:

  • Grey Goose
  • Belvedere
  • Khor
  • Smirnoff

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  • The Spirit: 1.5 oz of vodka provides a neutral alcoholic base that allows the other flavors to shine. Not too much, lest we risk overpowering the subtler peach and citrus notes; not too little, or we'd lose the 'kick' that makes it a proper cocktail.

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Peach Schnapps

  • The Sweet Kiss: 1 oz of peach schnapps adds a fruity sweetness and depth of flavor. More and we tip into overly sweet territory; less and we lose the signature peachy profile.

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Cranberry Juice

  • The Tart: 2 oz of cranberry juice brings balance to the sweetness with its tartness, adding a vibrant color to boot. Too much cranberry, and your pucker could stick; too little, and the sweetness might get cloying.

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Orange Juice

  • The Sunny Side: 2 oz to match the cranberry juice for a well-balanced citrus sweetness and smoothness. Alter the ratio and watch as the scales tip between tart and sweet in your woodland rendezvous.

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Ice Cubes

  • The Cool Factor: They chill the drink, mellowing the flavors and enhancing the crispness. No ice means a less refreshing and more potent drink; too much ice waters down your flirtatious adventure.

Mary Mitkina

Orange Slice

  • The Garnish: Adds a hint of freshness and an inviting look. A cocktail without a garnish is like a forest without birds—still nice, but missing some magic.

Emma Rose


  • The Sweet Finish: Just a splash at 0.5 oz to add a hint of sweetness and create a beautiful layered effect. Too much can overpower the drink with sweetness, too little and you'll miss the sunset hue in your glass.

Alex Green

Recipe. How to make Sex In The Woods Drink

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice cubes.
  2. Pour in the vodka and peach schnapps.
  3. Add the cranberry juice and orange juice.
  4. Stir well.
  5. Top with a splash of grenadine.
  6. Garnish with an orange slice.

Pro Tips

  • Make sure to use fresh orange juice for the best taste.
  • Don't skip the grenadine as it adds a nice sweetness and color to the cocktail.

Perfect Pairings


  • Grilled Shrimp Skewers: The sweetness and acidity of the cocktail balance nicely with the smoky and slightly charred flavor of grilled shrimp.
  • Smoked Salmon Crackers: The fat from the salmon is cut through by the citrus notes, enhancing the pairing experience.
  • Cheese Platter with fruits and nuts: Especially with creamy cheeses, the fruity aspect of the drink complements the platter.

Main Courses

  • Barbecue Chicken: The tangy and sweet flavors from both the barbecue sauce and the cocktail harmonize well.
  • Grilled Pork Chops: The peach schnapps' sweetness pairs delightfully with the savory notes of pork.


  • Fruit Tarts: The fresh fruit from the tarts and the fruit juices in the cocktail create a congruent pairing.
  • Chocolate Fondue: Something about the citrus cutting through the richness of chocolate makes this a decadent duo.

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What you could change in Sex In The Woods

  • You can substitute the peach schnapps with peach liqueur.
  • If you don't have cranberry juice, you can use cherry juice instead.

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And of course - twists🍹

Berry In The Woods

Replace orange juice with blackberry liqueur and garnish with fresh blackberries. This twist adds a deeper berry flavor and an extra kick from the liqueur, making it slightly more potent but equally tantalizing.

Autumn In The Woods

Substitute peach schnapps with apple brandy and use apple cider in place of orange juice. Accompany with a cinnamon stick. This creates a warming and seasonal variant, perfect for brisk fall evenings.

Sunset In The Woods

Add a splash of coconut cream and exchange the vodka for pineapple-infused rum. Garnish with a pineapple wedge. This twist will transport you to a tropical forest at dusk with its creamy and exotic layers.

In case you forgot basics how to make Sex In The Woods

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 Sex In The Woods

What type of glassware should be used for serving this cocktail?

A highball glass is typically used for serving the Sex In The Woods cocktail.

Can I use a different type of schnapps if I don't have peach schnapps?

Yes, you can, but peach schnapps is preferred because it adds a unique flavor to the cocktail.

I don't drink alcohol. Is there a non-alcoholic version of this cocktail?

Yes, you can simply omit the vodka and peach schnapps and replace them with more fruit juice or a non-alcoholic substitute like soda water or ginger ale.

How can I make this cocktail stronger?

If you prefer a stronger drink, you can increase the amount of vodka, but be aware that this will alter the balance of flavors.

Can I premix this cocktail for a party?

Yes, Sex In The Woods is a great cocktail to premix for a party. Just make sure to keep it refrigerated until serving and remember to stir it before pouring.

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