10 Best Vodka Options For Sex On The Beach Cocktail (2023)

Last Updated on September 14, 2023 by Lydia Martin

If you’re a bartender or a vodka fan, you’ve probably tried Sex on the Beach cocktail even once in your life.

But for those new to this refreshing cocktail, what should you mix with orange and cranberry juice and peach schnapps to make a delicious cocktail?

We’re here to the rescue as we tasted the best vodka for Sex on the Beach (STOB).

Top 10 Vodkas To Use For Sex On The Beach

10. UV Vodka

Hand Holding Bottle of UV Vodka

Average Price: around $11.19/750ml

Alcohol Content: 40% ABV

Why We Like It: Regarding Sex on the Beach or any vodka-based cocktails, you should try UV Vodka. It has several variations: Silver, Blue Raspberry, Grape, Cake, Cherry, etc.

While all variations make for some fun and tasty cocktails, we specifically like the Silver one for the SOTB.

It’s very smooth and refined, perfect for blending any time – in any drink you’ve desired.

9. New Amsterdam Vodka

Bottle of New Amsterdam Vodka

Average Price: around $16.99/750ml

Alcohol Content: 40% ABV

Why We Like It: New Amsterdam vodka has notes of citrus, such as mandarin and nectarine, which contribute to the flavors of the drink – making it an ideal addition to SOTB.

The spirit’s aroma complements this vodka’s flavor, making this spirit even more refreshing and exciting.

New Amsterdam is a five-time distilled and three-time filtered spirit that gives cocktails a tangy taste and smooth texture, making it perfect for a sip or mix.

Read: Top Vodkas For A Screwdriver Cocktail

8. Absolut Vodka

Hand Holding Bottle of Absolut Vodka

Average Price: around $22/750ml

Alcohol Content: 40% ABV

Why We Like It: This vodka is made with high-quality ingredients such as winter wheat and doesn’t contain sugar, which we like.

Besides, we like this vodka’s subtle aroma of wheat that lingers on the nose.

Its palate is filled with hints of winter wheat and spice, ending with a smooth texture – ideal as the base of the SOTB cocktail.

7. Grey Goose Vodka

Pouring Bottle of Grey Goose Vodka on a Jigger

Average Price: around $37/750ml

Alcohol Content: 40% ABV

Why We Like It: Grey Goose is a premium spirit with an incredibly clear and aromatic taste. Hints of almonds enhance its smooth and creamy texture.

We highly recommend this excellent spirit for anyone who enjoys a long, satisfying finish.

This also goes well with peach schnapps and various kinds of juices, like orange juice, pineapple juice, and cranberry juice – creating a variety of mixed drinks.

6. Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Bottle of  Tito's Handmade Vodka

Average Price: around $20/750ml

Alcohol Content: 40% ABV

Why We Like It: We like how sweet this vodka recipe is with hints of black pepper.

Although its savory notes are more prominent than expected, its balance of sweetness will keep it from being overpowering.

The pepper’s spicy effect will add a speck of flavor to the drink’s citrus notes, such as cranberries and oranges.

5. Belvedere Vodka 

Bottles of Belvedere Vodka 

Average Price: around $30/750ml

Alcohol Content: 40% ABV

Why We Like It: Beldevere is distilled four times to provide the perfect balance of purity and character, both noticeable as soon as you sip this spirit.

We like how light, crisp, and rich the palate is, followed by a smooth, velvety finish. It enhances cocktails with other ingredients, so you can only expect a refreshing and tasty beverage.

4. Sobieski Vodka

Bottle of Sobieski Vodka

Average Price: around $11/750ml

Alcohol Content: 40% ABV

Why We Like It: The Sobieski is made with 100% rye and is named after King Sobieski, who, during his time, fought against the Ottomans for Europe.

This is the highest quality vodka in the region and is deemed one of the smoothest drinks either for sipping or mixing with ice.

“Vodka goes well with a wintery perspective. Nothing else provokes such presentiments of falling snow except, for some, the communist seizure of the state.”

― Michèle Bernstein, French Novelist

We like its mild aroma with hints of rye and lime. The palate has hints of spice and grain, finishing with some vegetal notes.

3. Prairie Organic Vodka

Two Women  Drinking Prairie Organic Vodka

Average Price: around $18/750ml

Alcohol Content: 40% ABV

Why We Like It: A light aroma of lemon and pear accompanied by a light cream flavor is the essence of Prairie Organic vodka.

We like how it adds a bit of sweetness to a SOTB cocktail – matching well with cranberry and orange juice.

This organic vodka is gluten-free, making it a good alternative if you suffer from allergies or intolerances.

The vodka is produced from organic yellow corn, not treated with harmful chemicals or fertilizers.

2. Wodka Vodka

Bottle of Wodka Vodka and a Glass of Cocktail Drink

Average Price: around $17.99/750ml

Alcohol Content: 40% ABV

Why We Like It: Wodka Vodka is one of the ultimate cocktail vodkas – with a smooth and creamy texture, which also comes at a very reasonable price.

“Like the gentle waves meeting the shore, the perfect vodka for ‘Sex on the Beach’ ignites desire, blending sensuality and exhilaration, leaving a tantalizing taste that lingers on lips and memories.”

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It’s the perfect choice for many drinks, whether a shot or a cocktail. Such versatility is an incredibly challenging feat for any vodka [1].

1. Absolut Mandarin Vodka

Pouring Bottle of Absolut Mandarin Vodka

Average Price: around $18/750ml

Alcohol Content: 40% ABV

Why We Like It: Our favorite vodka for SOTB is Absolut Mandarin, which has an orange taste and floral notes.

Its combination with other ingredients like freshly squeezed orange juice (or fruit juice) and peach schnapps creates a great cocktail.

Using this Absolut vodka, simply garnish your SOTB, or any mixed drinks, with an orange slice (if you prefer), and it’s ready to be served.

**Average prices are based on the suggested retail price. Price may vary among stores. 


How do you choose the best vodka for Sex on the Beach?

To choose the best vodka for Sex on the Beach, you may consider the ABV, tasting notes, and price tag. The best one will depend on your style and preference.

What kind of vodka is good for Sex on the Beach?

The kind of vodka suitable for Sex on the Beach is simple and plain. You don’t need something fancy. You can opt for something fruity and sweet like Absolut Mandarin or Prairie.

Can you use gin instead of vodka in Sex on the Beach?

Yes, you can use gin in place of vodka in Sex on the Beach [2]. Though gin isn’t the traditional drink for SOTB, it can give the same vibe and taste.

Key Takeaways

Finally, you have the list of the excellent vodka drink to use for SOTB, you don’t have to go to the bar as you can make your own tasty drink recipe at home and have fun with friends.

From UV Vodka to Tito’s Handmade to Absolut Mandarin, you can now fill your highball glass with ice cubes, cranberry and orange juice, peach schnapps, and the vodka of your choice.

Sex on the Beach cocktail sounds like a provocative name, but it can surely refresh your day.



Lydia Martin

Lydia Martin hails from Redmond, Washington, where you’ll find some of the best cocktail bars and distilleries that offer a great mix of local drinks. She used to work as a bar manager in Paris and is a self-taught mixologist whose passion for crafting unique cocktails led her to create Liquor Laboratory. Lydia can whip up a mean Margarita in seconds! Contact at [email protected] or learn more about us here or feel free to give Lydia a tip.

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