Recipe Box: Shark Attack Cocktail

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Hi everyone! It’s Claire here with another installment of my food-inspired-by-film series…

Duh Duh. Duh Duh.

It’s crazy how those two notes can make you want to stay on the sand while your friends are off frolicking in the waves. Jaws is still one of those movies that strikes terror into swimmers every summer, standing the test of time—which in the horror genre, is no easy feat. The film’s minimalism, due to the faulty mechanical shark, creates a threatening unknown—always lurking and ready to strike. I dare you to watch this movie and go for a night swim.

So while you’re sitting beachside, avoiding the terror beneath the waves, here’s a cocktail to cool you off. A twist on the classic Zombie cocktail, this Shark Attack cocktail is sweet, smoky, and with a fresh burst of citrus to keep it refreshing. Enjoy!

Shark Attack Cocktail

Get the recipe for this shockingly good shark attack cocktail...


  • 1-ounce pineapple juice
  • 1-ounce orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ ounce mezcal
  • 2 ounces light rum
  • 1-ounce dark rum
  • 1-ounce lime juice


  1. Blend all ingredients with ice except the Bacardi 151 proof rum.
  2. Pour into a collins glass. Float the Bacardi 151 proof rum on top.
  3. Garnish with a fruit slice, sprig of mint and a cherry.

Shark Attack cocktail recipe via Claire Thomas of The Kitchy Kitchen

Now that’s one frighteningly good cocktail!

Will you be mixing up one of these Shark Attack Cocktails anytime soon?

Let me know if you do in the comments!

X Claire
The Kitchy Kitchen

P.S. Be sure to try some of our other summer sips below…

Pastel Layer Smoothies
Iced Tea, 3 Ways
Spicy Mango Margarita Poptails

Photos: The Kitchy Kitchen