Shark Bite Drink Recipe


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It doesn’t need to be Shark Week to make this refreshing and delicious Shark Bite Drink. Made with just five ingredients and some fun gummy shark ice cubes, it’s sure to be a new favorite cocktail.

Shark Bite Drink on a green tablecloth garnished with a lemon wheel.

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You have probably seen many versions of a shark bait cocktail. Some are made with vodka, some with rum. Some with blue Gatorade, some with pineapple juice while others have used lemon-lime soda, and sour mix.

I tried a few different versions before settling on this concoction.

Why you’ll love this shake bite cocktail recipe

  • It’s refreshing. Made with lemonade as the base of the cocktail, it’s perfect for summer.
  • Just a few drops of grenadine give this tasty cocktail the appearance of blood. You can use a little dropper if you have one but don’t fret if you don’t.
  • It’s a fun drink for a Jaws theme party or Shark Week. Have a little fun with your party guests.
  • There is no need for a cocktail shaker. You make this great drink in a pitcher.
  • The blue curaçao mixed with the lemonade makes greenish-blue water, just like the beach.

Ingredients for a Shark Bite Drink

  • Club Soda – adds delightful effervescence.
  • Lemonade – use homemade or store-bought.
  • Rum – use light rum because dark or spiced rum will affect the colors.
  • Blue Curacao – an orange liqueur that gives the drink the blue color.
  • Splash of Grenadine – adds the blood effect.
  • Gummy Sharks Ice Cubes – instructions to make them are in the printable recipe card below.
  • Lemon Wheels – for garnish.
Gummy sharks in liquid in an ice cube tray.

What type of glass should I use for this shark drink?

I used my fun beer can glasses but a rocks glass would work too.

Can I use vodka in a shark bite cocktail?

Absolutely! It will have a different flavor and more of the orange flavor from the blue curacao will come through.

Where can I get gummy sharks?

I purchased gummy sharks on Amazon. Find a link to them in the recipe card below.

Overhead view of two shark bite cocktails on a green tablecloth.

When you serve this shark bite drink, it’s fun to wait and see if your party guests realize there are gummy sharks in their drinks. The custom ice cubes are a great way to level up this fun cocktail.

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More Rum Drinks

If you enjoy rum drinks try a spiced pina colada, made with spiced rum or a cranberry vanilla rum smoothie.

Shark Bite Drink Recipe

Light and refreshing this shark bite cocktail is a fun drink to serve at summer parties.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Rum Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4



For the Gummy Shark Ice Cubes

  • 14 Gummy Sharks
  • 1 10 ounce Jar Club Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Blue Curaçao

For the Cocktail

  • 2 10 ounce Jars Club Soda
  • 1 cup Lemonade
  • ½ cup Rum
  • ¼ cup Blue Curaçao
  • Lemon Rounds for garnish
  • Splash Grenadine


Make the Gummy Shark Ice Cubes

  • In a large measuring cup gently stir the club soda and Curaçao together.
    1 10 ounce Jar Club Soda, 1 teaspoon Blue Curaçao
  • Place one gummy shark in each well of the ice tray. Fill with the club soda mixture and freeze until solid, 4 hours or more.
    14 Gummy Sharks

Make the Cocktail

  • Once the ice cubes are frozen you can make the cocktails. Combine the club soda, lemonade, rum, and blue curaçao in a pitcher. Pour into glasses filled with ice. Add a splash of grenadine to each glass, garnish with a lemon wheel, and serve.
    2 10 ounce Jars Club Soda, 1 cup Lemonade, ½ cup Rum, ¼ cup Blue Curaçao, Splash Grenadine, Lemon Rounds for garnish

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