Shark Week: Another Excuse to Drink

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Cue the dramatic theme from “Jaws”. Tonight, Shark week on the Discovery channel officially kicks off. To be honest, I’ve never understood the hype that’s built up for this week, but personally I don’t care either. Anything that gives me an excuse to drink is good with me. So this week we were passed along  a few cocktail recipes to try from Skinnygirl with a Shark Week theme. Fortunately we received several samples last month and have been mixing up all sorts of fun stuff in our home bar. These drinks were “jaw dropping” and pack a nice “bite”… Ok, sorry, I promise that’s all the corny jokes I’m sliding in. I tried to get in the spirit but it’ll take a few drinks before I’m genuine. Do you like shark week? Am I missing something? Either way, after a few of these I’m sure you’ll watch anything. I’m a big tropical drink fan, so my favorite was predator punch. Let us know what your favorite was!

Shark Tooth Twister

  • 2 parts Skinnygirl Island Coconut Vodka
  • 1½ parts coconut flavored sparkling water
  • Agave Nectar

Using agave nectar, rim glass with shredded coconut. Pour vodka and sparkling water over ice and

Jaws Juice

 enjoy!

Jaws Juice

  • 2 parts Skinnygirl Bare Naked Vodka
  • 5 muddled blueberries
  • 3 muddled blackberries
  • 1 part club soda

Muddle berries in glass with vodka. Top with club soda and enjoy!

Shark Bite Bloody MaryShark Bite Bloody Mary

  • 2 parts Skinnygirl Cucumber vodka
  • 2 parts low-sodium tomato juice
  • Splash of fresh lemon juice
  • Squeeze of fresh lime juice
  • Dash of Worcestershire sauce (to taste)
  • Dash of hot sauce
  • Sprinkle of celery salt
  • Lime, cucumber and celery stalk for garnish

Mix all ingredients together in a tall glass. Garnish with lime, cucumber and celery stalk and serve.

Predator Punch

  • 1½ parts Skinnygirl Tangerine Vodka
  • ½ parts passion fruit juice
  • Squeeze of fresh lime and lemon juice
  • Dash of orange extract
  • 2 tablespoons sugar-free pineapple syrup
  • 2 parts club soda

Pour all ingredients over ice and stir. Garnish with a lime.

Great White Wine SlushGreat White Wine Slush

  • 5 parts glass of Skinnygirl™ California White wine
  • 2 parts frozen lemonade
  • 1 part soda water
  • Lemon peel twist for garnish

Blend ingredients with crushed ice and pour into a flute glass. Finish with soda water and garnish with a twist of lemon.

 

 

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