Shark Week has officially arrived, and we’ve worked ourselves into a frenzy! This colossally popular television event has become as much of a summertime staple as fireworks and cornhole, and we think that deserves a toast.
In honor of all this aquatic action, we’re diving right into a killer cocktail recipe — the Shark Bite. With a striking blue hue (thanks to one special ingredient: blue curacao) and a refreshingly sweet taste, this tiki-tastic rum-based cocktail really blows it out of the water.
Pictured: Nautical by Nature Coasters, Welcome Helm Wine Glass Set, Cheese to My Heart Cutting Board.
What You’ll Need:
3/4 oz spiced rum
3/4 oz light rum
1/2 oz blue curacao
1 1/2 oz sweet and sour mix
A drop of grenadine (optional)
A few splashes of club soda, tonic water, ginger ale, or pineapple juice (also optional)
1. Fill your shaker with ice.
2. Add the spiced rum, light rum, sweet and sour mix, and blue curacao.
3. Shake the ingredients well (Shake it off; shake it off!).
4. Strain into a cocktail glass.
5. Optional: for a little color contrast, garnish with a drop or two of grenadine and let it drip off the ice to the bottom of the glass.
Another option: Rum blends fabulously well with fruit juices, which makes for some refreshing and tasty takes on this cocktail. Add a little pineapple juice for a tropical twist, or give it some fizz with a few splashes of tonic, soda water, or ginger ale.
Serve it at your next Shark Week shindig or pool party, and you’ll be swimming in compliments!
And, check out some of our favorite Shark-Week-chic styles to sport while celebrating:
+How are you making a splash for this year’s Shark Week?