Shark Bite – a simple summer cocktail

Dreaming of a little beach vacay, but just can’t get away? Sometimes getting together with a friend or two for an afternoon of relaxation with a cocktail or two is just what you need. Summer time means I like bringing a beachier vibe to our cocktail bar, and this cocktail is totally perfect to sip during the long summer afternoons.

shark bite cocktail via Gina Luker

This could not be any easier – it’s only a few ingredients:

In a cocktail shaker with ice, pour in 1.5 oz of coconut rum, 3 oz. of pineapple juice, and a splash of blue curaçao. Shake for 15-20 seconds until well chilled. Fill a glass (or jar) with ice, then pour over the cocktail. Give it a squeeze of lime – and you’re good to go.

shark bite cocktail


Of course, please drink responsibly – and if you don’t want to include alcohol, you can substitute by using lemon-lime soda with a couple of drops of coconut extract in lieu of the rum. It’s delicious either way (but sometimes you’ve gotta have the real thing!)

Shark Bite - a simple summer cocktail

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About Gina Luker

Gina Luker is a writer, photographer and lover of all things quirky. She's usually found with a drill in one hand and a cocktail in the other while blogging along the way. She's addicted to coffee, polka dots, rock stars, Instagram, and everything aqua.


  1. The Shark Bite sounds delicious! Pinned it. I may have to have one of these by the pool this weekend!

  2. Looks good but this is not a Shark Bite. Shark Bite cocktails are sold all along the coasts at beaches all over and the recipe is almost identical: spiced rum, light rum, curacao, sweet & sour and the most important ingredient that gives it the name of shark bite: grenadine, to mimic blood in the water. Thanks for sharing this though. As I said, looks good but definitely not the Shark Bite people are going to look for after having one at a restaurant.

  3. kathleen says:

    this is my hubby’s new favorite drink….. love it……thank you for sharing!


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