It’s Shark Week…Let Us Drink!

Shark-Week-Drinkin-Game-3At DSN we believe in 100% actual science 100% of the time.  250-50% of the time we like to mix in cocktails.  So to help you with choosing the appropriate drink for the week are some shark inspired cocktails.

Shark’s Tooth

1 oz rum, 2 oz coconut liquer, 1 oz Cointreau

Vampire Shark’s Tooth

1 1/2 oz of dark rum, 1/4 oz of lime juice, 1/4 oz lemon juice, 1 splash of soda water,

drizzle grenadine syrup over the top, drink and then say “Sookie

Shark’s Nipple

1/4 part spiced rum, 1/4 part Mountain Dew, 1/2 cranberry juice,

use your nipple to stir

Shark Bite

2 parts Southern Comfort, 2 parts cranberry juice, 1/2 part lime juice,

slam contents, run around room screaming and holding side like you’ve been bitten by a shark

Shark Attack Punch

1 gallon of vodka, 1/2 bottle of blue caracao, 1/2 blueberry schnapps, 1 gallon of lemonade, a sprinkle of water, a low opinion of yourself and friends,

drink and demonstrate punching a shark on a friend

Shark Attack

1 can of Mountain Dew, 4 oz of raspberry vodka,

drink together, in your caffeine and alcohol induced charged state tell everyone at bar how the probability of an actual shark attack is ridiculously small

Land Shark

1 oz vodka, 1/4 oz peach schnapps, 1 oz orange juice, 1/4 oz lime juice, strawberries for garnish,

drink two in quick succession and pontificate about how awesome sharks on land would be

Great White Shark

3oz light rum, 3/4 oz raspberry liqueurr, 1/4 oz of coconut, 1/4 of crushed pineapple,

drink, yell out “I’m the baddest thing in the ocean”, strut

F’d Up Shark

1 1/2 oz of bourbon, 1 1/2 of blue caracao, 1 1/2 oz of triple sec, 1 1/2 oz of Southern Comfort, 12 oz can of tonic

drink and proclaim “I’m a F’d Up Shark”, try to bite friends

Mexican Blue Shark

3/4 oz vodka, 1/2 oz tequila, a smidge of  blue caracao

drink and then name all species of sharks that occur in Mexican waters, take a drink for everyone you miss


Drink any combination of cocktails above combine with a Tornado (1 oz whiskey, 10 oz rum, 1 oz tequila, 1 oz vodka, 2 oz of Coke, 1/2 tbsp sugar, 3 ice cubes)

Spin around in circle several times, scream “I’m am Sharknado”, try to bite friends







Dr. M (1729 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, a National Science Foundation supported initiative. He has conducted deep-sea research for 20 years and published over 50 papers in the area. He has participated in and led dozens of oceanographic expeditions taken him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses on how energy drives the biology of marine invertebrates from individuals to ecosystems, specifically, seeking to uncover how organisms are adapted to different levels of carbon availability, i.e. food, and how this determines the kinds and number of species in different parts of the oceans. Craig’s research has been featured on National Public Radio, Discovery Channel, Fox News, National Geographic and ABC News. In addition to his scientific research, Craig also advocates the need for scientists to connect with the public and is the founder and chief editor of the acclaimed Deep-Sea News (, a popular ocean-themed blog that has won numerous awards. His writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web. His forthcoming book, Science of the South (, connects cultural icons of South such as pecan pie with the science behind them.

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