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You'll Get Along Swimmingly With These Cocktails for Shark Week

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Jul. 24 2022, Updated 4:55 p.m. ET

It's Shark Week once again — and what better way to celebrate the milestone than with a drink inspired by these underwater predators? Discovery Channel's schedule is jam-packed with specials that are guaranteed to horrify anyone suffering from galeophobia, so a cocktail or two might come in handy.

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So, if you are planning a viewing party for Shark Week, which kicks off on July 24, be sure to include a few of the jawsome cocktail recipes below. We promise they'll be killer — (last shark pun, we promise).

Shark Attack Cocktail

Shark Attack Cocktail
Source: The Food Network

This deep blue recipe courtesy of the Food Network is easy to make and delicious! All you need is 1 and 1/2 cups lemonade, 6 oz. coconut rum, 5 ounces lemon vodka, 3 oz. blue curaçao, 1/2 cup gummy sharks, 6 oz. lemon seltzer and a little Grenadine.

First, combine the lemonade, rum, vodka and curaçao in a pitcher. Then, add your ice and the gummy sharks, top with seltzer. After serving into individual glasses, drizzle in Grenadine for a bloody scene!

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Blue Lagoon Mocktail

Blue Lagoon Mocktail
Source: Always Use Better

Don't scare your non-alcoholic guests away! Check out this totally easy Blue Lagoon Mocktail thanks to Always Use Better. All you need is a can or bottle of lemon-lime soda, 1/2 lemon and blue food coloring. First, peel the rind off the lemon and juice it. Then, muddle the rind and the juice together in a glass. Next, add your blue food coloring, and top the mixture off with your favorite lemon-lime soda.

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Dark and Stormy

This classic cocktail is the perfect accompaniment to any Shark Week festivities! You will need: Gosling’s Black Seal Rum, or other dark rum, 3 oz. ginger beer, and a splash of fresh lime juice. To make, fill a glass with ice, then add your rum and ginger beer. Top off with your lime juice and you're all set.

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On the Beach

This recipe from Just A Pinch will have you happy to be safe and sound on your couch or on the beach! You will need: 2/3 oz peach schnapps, 1 1/3 oz vodka, 1 1/3 oz cranberry juice, 1 1/3 oz orange juice. To make, combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice, and garnish with a "shark fin" orange slice if you want.

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Dangerous Waters

Dangerous Waters
Source: Delish

Thanks to Delish we know this recipe might look scary, but it tastes delicious! Your ingredients include: 1 1/2 oz Skinnygirl Meyer Lemon Vodka, 2 oz strawberry lemonade, muddled blueberries, raspberries and strawberries, a splash of sparkling water, and ice. To craft this drink, mix your vodka, muddled blueberries, raspberries and strawberries in a glass. Top it off with a splash of sparking water and add ice. Optional: garnishing with blackberries or a lemon wedge.

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Deep Blue Vodka Punch

Deep Blue Vodka Punch
Source: Delish

Another Delish recipe that knocks our socks off, this one for multiple people! You will need: 2 strawberry fruit roll-ups, 4 cups vanilla ice cream, 4 cups Blue Hawaiian Punch, 4 cups lemon-lime soda, 3 cups of any vanilla vodka and 1 gummy shark. Then, line a Bundt pan with plastic wrap and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Lay the fruit roll-ups perpendicular to each other in the pan to create an “X”.

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Next, fill your Bundt pan with ice cream about halfway. Cut the fruit roll-ups and tuck them over the ice cream to make a stripe. Put your creation in the freezer to harden at least 3 hours (but overnight if necessary).

  • The next day, combine Hawaiian Punch, lemon soda and vodka in a punch bowl. Stir and add your gummy shark! Unmold the "life preserver" and add it to punch just before serving.
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    Classic Tequila Sunrise

    Tequila sunrise
    Source: The Pioneer Woman

    Who doesn't feel like they're on the ocean with a tequila sunrise? The Pioneer Woman's recipe includes: 2 oz tequila blanco, 1 oz fresh lime juice, 3 oz orange juice, crushed ice, and 3/4 oz grenadine. Combine the tequila, lime and orange juice to a tall glass, stir, and add the crushed ice. Slowly pour the grenadine down the side of your glass and do not stir!

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    Shark Bite

    This colorful drink from Mom Foodie will make you thankful you're not swimming in the ocean. You will need: 1 ½ oz spiced rum, ¾ oz blue curaçao, 3 oz sour mix, and grenadine. First, start with ice in a rocks glass. Then, pour the rum over the ice and add the blue curaçao. Top off the glass with the sour mix, and splash grenadine in to "bloody" your drink.

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    Shark Bait Soda

    Shark Bait Soda.
    Source: A Few Shortcuts

    This kid-friendly recipe from A Few Shortcuts is a perfectly refreshing treat. All you need is lemon-lime soda, maraschino cherries in juice, and your favorite brand of gummy sharks. To make, fill an ice cube tray with 1 gummy shark in each pocket. To the tray, add 1 1/2 cups of lemon-lime soda mixed with 2 tbsp of the maraschino cherry juice for color. Stick the cubes in the freezer.

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    When your cubes are frozen, chop up a couple maraschino cherries. Place chopped cherries in the bottom of a glass with 1 tbsp of cherry juice. Add 2 shark cubes. Top with lemon-lime soda, and you're done!

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    Cheers, shark lovers!

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