Electric Ice(d) Tea; Sex on the Beach

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    The Seattle drink has it both ways.  From the Dow Jones database:

SEATTLE TIMES, 14 June 1991, pg. 34:  Bickford's, 23025 100th Avenue W.,
775-4363...(but there is a limit in zoomers like Electric Ice Tea)...

SEATTLE TIMES, 27 May 1993, pg. 5:  Our waitress (Hunan Chef, 425 116th Ave.,
N.E., Bellevue--ed.) recommended an Electric Ice Tea: tequila, rum, gin, Coke
and sweet'n'sour mix.  The $6 effect was lemonade with a bite.  Quite
     A regular explained that the bar won't serve any customer more than two
of these particular drinks because of their effect.

SEATTLE TIMES, 26 June 1997, pg. D4:  Having tired of Electric Iced Tea and
cigar rooms, perhaps it's inevitable that regulars at the neighborhood
watering hole will embrace the latest trend: oxygen bars.

SEATTLE TIMES, 5 July 1998, pg. J1:  It takes more than making a fuzzy navel
extra fuzzy or adding extra "volts" to an electric iced tea to make a

SEATTLE TIMES, 31 December 1998, pg. D1:  Martinis have made a huge comeback
since the dark ages of cocktails in the 1970s, when people drank Harvey
Wallbangers, Electric Ice Tea and Sex on the Beach.


    The above citation seems to imply both "Electric Ice(d) Tea" and "Sex on
the Beach" in the 1970s.  This is the first Dow Jones hit for "Sex on the
Beach," from the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, 1 September 1987, pg. D1:

_Drinks range from lighthearted to lascivious_
_Exotic new libations, with names to match, are making a splash on the bar
     You're at a bar, and you overhear the guy at the next table say
something about a '57 Chevy with Hawaiian plates, a fuzzy navel and sex on
the beach.
     You try not to be obvious, but you're leaning so far out of your chair
that the waitress thinks you're having a seizure.
     "And how about you, sir?" the curious waitress inquires a moment later.
"Would you like a brain, root canal, or banana split?" (...)
'57 Chevy with Hawaiian plates (vodka, amaretto, and pineapple juice)
Fuzzy Navel (vodka, peach schnapps, and orange juice)
Sex on the Beach (vodka, peach schnapps, and cranberry juice)
B-52 (supposedly invented by Lionel Broun, author of THE DRINK DIRECTORY--ed)
(Grand Marnier, Kahlua, and Bailey's Irish Cream)

ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 30 May 1990, pg. 6:  "All over the country, people are
having Sex on the Beach" is the slogan on one ad touting a drink made with

NATION'S RESTAURANT NEWS, 2 January 1995, pg. 31:  Perhaps the most famous
shooter name is "Sex on the Beach," a contemporary classic composed of vodka,
peach schnapps, cranberry juice and orange juice. ("Tie Me to the Bed
Post"--Midori, Citron, Malibu Rum, Sweet-n-Sour mix, served at Apples Bar in

LOS ANGELES TIMES, 11 January 1996, pg. 4:  Safe Sex on the Beach: While Sex
on the Beach is a common (cliche) menu item at beach-city bars, the
Cheesecake Factory in Marina del Rey added the word "safe"--making it a true
drink for the 1990s.

BOSTON GLOBE, 30 June 1996, pg. 1:  ...Sex on the Beach, a sweet mix of peach
schnapps, vodka, cranberry and organge juice that many of the young women

     "Screaming Orgasm" is _not_ next!

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