I made a key lime pie for Pi day this year and while digging out my recipe I stumbled upon a recipe for a key lime pie martini. Obviously, I was immediately obsessed – until I actually tried it.
The recipe was so not my speed. It was very much a martini and I’m very much someone who prefers my alcohol to taste like dessert, not alcohol, if you know what I mean.
So, I set out to make one that met my own expectations – and this one is it. It’s a great balance of sweet and tangy and plenty creamy. It’s basically like drinking a slice of key lime pie and I love it.
Champagne punch is probably my favorite cocktail. I have a fancy punch bowl and I love having it filled with a fun variation for girlfriend get togethers.
It’s also something I haven’t made since the pandemic started – with the lack of parties, there has been a lack of reason to make drinks for a crowd. It didn’t occur to be until now, 10 months into the pandemic, that I could make a scaled-down version.
Are you excited it’s shark week? My kids have been talking it up for the last week and have been pumped to watch “the shark shows” – until the realized they’re not cartoons… and could be quite scary. Watching their realization was both heartbreaking and hilarious.
Suffice it to say, my kids are not fans of any of the tv version of shark week – but we have been celebrating with lots of plastic sharks in the baby pool, shark books, and blue jello with gummy sharks. This version of shark week is one they’re pretty excited about.
Of course, Momma needed to get in on the fun too – so today I bring you a shark week-inspired cocktail. This tropical drink is perfect for summer – and looks perfectly festive garnished with a gummy shark.
Whether you want to mix up just one for yourself or a batch to share with friends, I’ve included directions for both below. Cheers to shark week!
Shark Punch for a Crowd
4 oz. spiced rum
8 oz. blue curacao
16 oz. pineapple juice
4-6 cups ice
16 oz. ginger beer
Gummy sharks, for garnish
In a pitcher, stir together the rum, blue curacao, and pineapple juice until well combined. Add ice. Pour ginger beer over and stir once to combine. Serve garnished with gummy sharks.
Shark Punch Cocktail for One
1/2 oz. spiced rum
1 oz. blue curacao
2 oz. pineapple juice
1/2 – 3/4 cup ice
2 oz. ginger beer
Gummy shark, for garnish
In a cocktail shaker, shake together the rum, blue curacao, and pineapple juice. Add ice to glass and pour mixture over. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with a gummy shark and enjoy!