Granted its a shallow name for a sickly sweet cocktail designed to get the girls drunk, but someone mentioned something that really caught my attention. They claimed that the sex-on-the-beach cocktail was invented by bartenders in Miami Beach, Florida during the (first) William Kennedy Smith rape trial back in 1991. As the story goes Smith and the woman he met at a bar took a walk on the beach where the alleged rape took place. Smith was acquitted of all charges, but in the media storm that surrounded the proceedings much hay was made about the drunken state of the woman and bartenders began serving this drink as sick little play on the cultural obsession of the moment.
Does anybody know if this is true. I am hoping against hope that it is not. I wrote a recipe for this drink and I’m tempted to delete it — or at least rewrite it as a Shirley Temple.