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Celebrate Shark Week's 30th Anniversary With These Killer Cocktails

Anna Quintana - Author

Mar. 26 2019, Updated 12:17 p.m. ET

The 30th anniversary of Shark Week is here — 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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Want to watch Shaq Does Shark Week, which aims to help the former NBA star get over his fear of sharks? We suggest the Red Rum Punch. If you're interested in Ronda Rousey Uncaged, definitely go with the Gin Fin Above Water. 

From Monster Tag to Guy Fieri’s Feeding Frenzy to Shark Tank Meets Shark Week, there is a Shark Week-inspired drink to complement everyone's viewing pleasures. 

So, if you are planning a viewing party for Shark Week, which kicks off on July 22, be sure to include a few of the jawsome cocktail recipes below. We promise they'll be killer — (last shark pun, we promise). 

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Cazadores Bloody Sunrise


1 ½ oz. Tequila CAZADORES Reposado

3 oz. orange juice

¼ oz. top  with grenadine

1 lime wedge squeeze


In a Collins glass, combine all the ingredients with ice. Top with grenadine. Garnish with orange and cherry.

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SVEDKA Iceberg


1½ parts SVEDKA Vodka

Splash Blue Curaçao

1 king cube of ice


Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake gently and strain into a chilled glass with a king cube of ice.

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Aviation Gin-Fin Above Water


1 1/2 oz Aviation American Gin

1/2 oz Dry vermouth

7 Raspberries

1/2 oz Freshly pressed lemon juice

3/4 oz Simple syrup

1 small Egg white


In a pint glass, add spirits & mixers. Shake without ice for 6 seconds then fill with ice & shake vigorously. Fine strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon peel.

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Grey Goose Shark Bait


1 ½ Parts GREY GOOSE® L'Orange

½ Part freshly squeezed lime juice

½ Part Blood Orange Syrup

⅓ Part Orgeat Syrup

3 Dashes Aromatic Bitters


Build and serve over crushed ice. Garnish with pineapple leaves and a couple of drops of bitters.

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Shark Week Smirnoff & Soda


1.5 oz Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka

3 oz Club Soda

Festive Shark Lime


Mix Smirnoff No. 21 vodka and club soda in a glass over ice. Top off with a festive shark week-inspired lime.

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Bacardí Red Rum Punch



3/4 part BACARDÍ Raspberry rum

3/4 part BACARDÍ Superior Rum

1/2 part grenadine

2 parts sweet & sour mix

1 part cranberry juice


Pour all ingredients including garnishes into a punch bowl with a block of ice. Pour over single serve glass filled with ice. Garnish each single serve with a mint sprig and lemon wedge.

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Lemon Shark Fin


1.5 oz Don Papa Rum 7

0.5 oz Ginger syrup

0.5 oz peach purée

0.5 oz lemon

1 egg white

Soda top


Dry shake, re-shake with ice, top with soda. Garnish with fresh ginger and lemon peel.

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Lady in the Water


1 oz. Cointreau

0.75 oz. Botanist Gin

0.75 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice                          

2 Cucumbers                                  

5 Mint Leaves                         

1 bar spoon simple syrup   


Muddle cucumber in a mixing glass, add all ingredients with ice. Shake and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with cucumber and mint on a bamboo cocktail pick.

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Deep Sea Punch


16 ounces Captain Morgan White Rum

12 ounces coconut water

3 ounces blue curaçao

6 ounces simple syrup

6 ounces fresh lime juice

20 ounces pineapple juice

2 cups ice

Gummy fish candy, for garnish


Combine the rum, coconut water, curaçao, simple syrup, lime juice, pineapple juice, and ice to fill the fish bowl, and stir. Garnish with gummy fish candy and crazy straws. *Makes about 12 servings

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Angry on the Beach


4 12 oz bottles Angry Orchard Crisp Apple

4 cups Watermelon Juice

1 cup Vodka

1 cup Cointreau or Orange Liqueur

1 cup Lime Juice

0.5 cup Orange Juice

1 Navel Orange Sliced

1 Lime Sliced

Watermelon Chunks


In a large container add the watermelon juice, vodka, Cointreau, lime juice and orange juice. Stir in ice, orange slices, lime wheels, and watermelon chunks. Top off with Angry Orchard crisp apple cider and stir gently to combine. Serve!

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Cortez, The Killer


2 oz. Mount Gay® Black Barrel Rum

1 oz. Sweet Vermouth

.25 oz. Chamomilla Liqueur

3 Dashes of Orange Bitters


Combine ingredients in mixing glass, stir, and strain into rocks glass over a large hand-cut ice cube. Garnish with orange peel.

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Cheers, shark lovers!

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