The Sex in the Driveway drink is a variation on the Sex on the Beach drink recipe. The main difference is the stunning bright blue color and a shift in fruit flavors.
This drink is very much a blend of the flavors of peach, orange and lemon lime. It is definitely a little bit on the sweeter side, with the fruity orange flavor from the blue curacao.
Why People Love This Recipe
All in all, it’s a delicious fruity vodka drink that’s not overly sweet. The crushed ice keeps it chilled longer than ice cubes while the bubbles give it some zing.
If you don’t have a refrigerator that makes crushed ice, a countertop ice maker that does nugget ice works great.
🍸Why You Need to Try the Sex in the Driveway Cocktail
This electric blue drink is as stunning to look at as it is to sip. It’s a perfect blend of fruity flavors, combined with a tartness and refreshing carbonation. This cocktail has gotten popular over the years, becoming a crowd favorite at parties and gatherings.
And yet, this cocktail is super simple. It’s a fairly strong drink, but not as strong as, say, the Long Island Iced Tea. It’s basically a double.
And because it’s a long drink – which is to say, there’s plenty of mixer to go with the liquors – it takes a while to drink it. You’re also drinking mixers along with every sip of it to dilute the effect of the alcohol.
👀What’s In it?
The ingredients in this fruity mixed drink are pretty simple: peach schnapps or any peach liqueur you like, blue curacao, vodka or white rum and Sprite or 7-Up. You can also replace Sprite or 7-Up with club soda if you find the drink too sweet.
You don’t need to look for premium bottles of anything. A good, drinkable vodka like Absolut (or Bacardi rum, if you prefer) will be delicious.
In fact, feel free to tweak it and add your own touches. You’ll love this recipe the more you play with it.
You can customize this bright blue cocktail to suit your taste preferences. Here are a few variations to consider:
- Virgin Sex in the Driveway: For a non-alcoholic version, replace the vodka, peach schnapps, and blue curaçao with equal parts of lemonade, peach nectar, and blue sports drink. Follow the same steps for preparation and enjoy a refreshing mocktail.
- Frozen Sex in the Driveway: Blend all the ingredients with ice until smooth to create a slushy drink out of this cocktail recipe. Serve it in a chilled glass for a frosty twist.
- Spicy Sex in the Driveway: Add a dash of hot sauce or a few slices of jalapeño to the cocktail shaker before mixing. This variation adds a spicy kick to the otherwise sweet and fruity drink.
🎊Best Occasions for This Drink
This cocktail is incredibly versatile and can be enjoyed on various occasions. Here are a few suggestions:
- Summer Parties: Its refreshing and fruity nature makes it a perfect choice for summer gatherings, pool parties, and barbecues.
- Bachelorette Parties: The alluring name and vibrant blue hue of this cocktail make it a popular choice for bachelorette parties or any other celebration where a touch of glamor is desired.
- Girls’ Night In: Gather your closest friends for a cozy night in and enjoy this delightful cocktail while catching up and creating lasting memories.
- Cocktail Mixology Class: If you’re hosting a cocktail mixology class or want to impress your guests with an unconventional cocktail, the Sex in the Driveway is a great choice. Its unique color and flavors will surely be a hit.
That makes this cocktail more of a long, thirst-quenching treat than a drink designed to knock you off your feet. It’s delicious enough to savor as you while away some time.
It’s also a relatively hydrating cocktail. That is, compared to other drink recipes. You don’t want to replace your after workout drink with it.
But it does makes it a good choice for an evening of dancing. Or a hot day by the pool.
This is also a great drink for a very hot day. Between the citrus notes and the carbonation, it has a bracing feel that’s especially welcome on a hot day.
Try this one next time you’re poolside or having cocktails at a barbecue. This drink is perfect for barbecues because it has a light feel that seems to cut through greasy and heavy foods.
💡Tips for Serving and Presentation
To enhance your Sex in the Driveway cocktail experience, consider the following tips:
- Use a clear glass to showcase the vibrant blue color of the cocktail.
- Serve the drink with a colorful straw to add a pop of color and make sipping more enjoyable.
- Rim the glass with colored sugar or edible glitter for an extra touch of glamour and visual appeal.
- Consider garnishing the cocktail with a cocktail umbrella or a fresh fruit skewer for an elegant presentation.
If you want to make a little more “upscale” version of this drink, you could substitute lemon-lime sparkling water (or a combination of lemon and lime, depending on the brand you choose).
You could also use plain sparkling water with a good squeeze of lemon and lime juice – half of each, if they’re average sized. However you choose to make this one, it’s a hard drink to dislike. You can expect most anyone you’re entertaining to enjoy this drink.
It goes well with lots of foods because the flavor is mainly citrus and peach. That makes it easy to enjoy with almost anything, even heavy and greasy dishes.
Try it with this Steak ‘n Sheak Frisco Melts Copycat recipe from Jam Hands. It’s a savory combination of hamburger beef, cheese and onions, and those flavors will pair very nicely with this cocktail.
You can also enjoy this one alongside slow cooker barbecued ribs. The flavor is perfect, and the drink is light enough to balance the heavier food.
This is a drink that’s great for parties because there’s no shaking or mixing.
🪣Can You Make it as a Big Batch?
You can pre-mix a big batch in a pitcher of everything but the Sprite. Then each refill is just a matter of pouring in roughly equal amounts of from the pitcher and from a bottle of soda.
And actually, you can mix the Sprite in the pitcher too, as long as you’re keeping it in the fridge and serving it within a few hours. Any longer than that, and it might go flat.
The measurements for a big batch would go something like this:
Lemon wheels (garnish)
About 4 cups
About 8 cups
About 16 cups
You could also let guests serve themselves. Just put the mixture – soda included – into a beverage server shortly before serving.
That way, guests can serve themselves and top off as needed. That way no one has to play bartender all through the party.
We like the look of this drink served in a straight Highball Glass. The glass has nothing to distract from the vibrant blue color.
🥂Related Recipes to Try
Before we get to the recipe: if you try this drink and like it, there are a few other drinks you should check out.
- The Blue Monday cocktail features vodka with blue curacao and Cointreau for a delicious orange flavor.
- The Hard Ocean Water, which is an alcoholic version of the Ocean Water drink from Sonic. It blends Blue Curacao with coconut vodka and Sprite.
- The Blue Russian is a simple blend of vodka, blue curacao and cream. But it layers if you pour it right.
The Sex in the Driveway cocktail recipe is a variation on the Sex on the Beach cocktail. It replaces the cranberry juice with blue curacao, so you get a drink that's blue in color and more orange in flavor.
- Put crushed ice in a highball glass.
- Pour in the ingredients, in order, ending by topping it off with Sprite.
- Stir and serve with a straw.
- Garnish with a lemon wheel.