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Electric Shark Cocktail Recipe

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The Electric Shark Cocktail is a vibrant, tropical drink that combines spiced rum, blue curacao, and pineapple juice, topped off with ginger beer. Its bright blue color is visually striking, reminiscent of ocean waters, making it an eye-catching choice for any summer gathering or beach-themed party.

This cocktail balances the sweet and fruity flavors of pineapple juice with the spicy notes of rum and the refreshing kick of ginger beer.

Tasting Notes

The first sip of the Electric Shark Cocktail presents a smooth blend of sweet and tangy pineapple juice, immediately followed by the bold, citrusy notes of blue curacao. The spiced rum adds a warm, slightly peppery undertone, which complements the fruity elements without overpowering them. As the drink finishes, the ginger beer provides a crisp, effervescent lift, leaving a refreshing, slightly spicy aftertaste that lingers pleasantly on the palate.

With each subsequent sip, the balance of flavors becomes more apparent, creating a harmonious experience. The pineapple juice’s natural sweetness is tempered by the spiced rum’s depth, while the blue curacao adds a touch of tartness. The ginger beer’s carbonation and subtle heat enhance the drink’s complexity, making it a refreshing choice that stays interesting from the first sip to the last.

Tips & Tricks

A splash of fresh lime juice can add a zesty, tangy kick, enhancing the cocktail’s overall freshness.

Substitute ginger beer with ginger syrup and soda water to control the level of sweetness and spiciness more precisely.

A few drops of aromatic bitters can add depth and complexity, balancing the sweetness with subtle herbal notes.

Recipe Card

Electric Shark

Electric Shark


  • 1 oz spiced rum
  • 2 oz blue curacao
  • 4 oz pineapple juice
  • ginger beer to top


  1. In a shaker add ice, rum, blue curacao, and pineapple juice.
  2. Shake very well to chill and combine.
  3. Strain into ice-filled hurricane glass.
  4. top with ginger beer and stir to combine.

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