Sharkbite Cocktail Recipe

There’s blood in the water but at least the shark is delicious.

blue drink with whipped cream and shark gummy

❤️ Why you’ll love this recipe

  • It’s the perfect drink for summer. Sweet, beachy, and tropical-inspired, this recipe screams summertime.
  • Fun for parties. Get your guests laughing with this fun cocktail with fake blood.
  • It’s easy to make. This recipe is easy and only requires a few ingredients.

This is an overview of the ingredients. You’ll find the full measurements and instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of the page.

ingredients on blue surface

You’ll need the following for this drink that’s sure to get a laugh:

  • spiced or dark rum (like Captain Morgan’s)
  • coconut rum (such as Malibu)
  • blue curacao
  • pineapple juice
  • whipped cream
  • cherry grenadine
  • shark gummies
  • cocktail shaker
  • glasses


Step One: make the ocean water

cocktail shaker with ice

Add the pineapple juice, coconut rum, spiced rum, and blue curacao to a cocktail shaker full of ice cubes. Shake well.

Fill a glass halfway with ice and pour the cocktail inside.

Step Two: add the blood and shark

drink with toppings

Put whipped cream on top of your drink. Next, add a few drops of grenadine. Finally, add a shark gummy. Drink it immediately!

🥫 Storage instructions

There’s no saving this little guy for later. Serve it right away.

🔍 FAQs

Do I have to use the shark gummy?

No. You can leave it off, or put any other type of gummy on top. Even a Swedish fish would work.

Can I substitute something for the spiced rum?

Sure! Vodka is great and changes the greenish-blue water to more of a pure blue.

👩🏻‍🍳 Expert tips

  • Go slow with the grenadine. You just need a few drops.
  • If the kids want one (they will!), serve them blue Kool-aid and top with the same gruesome scene.
  • Don’t serve this to actual shark attack victims. 😉

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📖 Here’s the recipe

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Sharkbite Cocktail Recipe

A fun and delicious drink that will make everyone smile. This cocktail is sweet, creamy, and creative.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Serving Size 1 drink


  • Cocktail shaker


  • 1 ounce spiced or dark rum
  • 1 ounce coconut rum such as Malibu
  • 2 ounces blue curacao
  • 4 ounces pineapple juice

For Garnish

  • whipped cream
  • 3-5 drops grenadine
  • shark gummies


  • Mix the drink. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the pineapple juice, coconut rum, spiced rum, and blue curacao. Shake well.
  • Pour into glass. Fill a glass halfway with ice and pour the cocktail inside.
  • Add the garnish. Top with whipped cream. Using a spoon, add a few drops of grenadine. Top with a shark gummy. Drink immediately.


To make multiple servings, adjust the serving size at the bottom of the recipe card. 
Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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