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Electric Shark | A Jawesome Cocktail

Hitting the beach or binging on Shark Week this Electric Shark Cocktail made with rum is the only cocktail you will need. 

Electric Shark Cocktail

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Having a shark week party or just celebrating summer this Electric Shark Cocktail is the one cocktail you MUST HAVE. 

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Spiced Rum vs. Blanco Rum

The Electric Shark recipe calls for spiced rum. You can swap out the spiced rum for Blanco/Silver rum. I have made it both ways and they are both good. 

Electric Shark Cocktail

Blue Alcohol Drink??

Blue Curacao gives this Electric Shark that electric blue color! 

Blue Curacao is a liqueur flavored with the dried peel of the Laraha citrus fruit. 

Laraha, or Curaçao orange, is the name of a citrus tree that grows on the island of Curacao. 

The island of Curacao is located in the Caribbean Sea near Aruba. 

Ginger Beer

This is important! Bad ginger beer can ruin a good drink! 

I taste-tested ginger beers while making our favorite Orginal Moscow Mule recipe. 

Our favorite Ginger Beer is by Stoli. Gosling’s Ginger Beer came in at a close second. You should be able to find at least one of these two ginger beer mixers in your store. 

Ginger beer is NOT an alcoholic beverage. 

Ingredients needed to make an Electric Shark Cocktail

  • Spiced Rum
  • Blue Curacao
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Ginger Beer

How to Make an Electric Shark Cocktail

Add ingredients except for the ginger beer and garnish to an ice-filled cocktail shaker and shake! Pour over an ice-filled collins or highball glass. 

Electric Shark Cocktail


I have to give a shout-out to my friends at JoyJolt for supplying me with the coolest barware.

The glass pictured is from their Revere Collection. 

The glasses are unique, triangle, handmade by expert artisans, with an architectural design that will make a lasting impression. 

These glasses are sturdy and strong! 


This cocktail is garnished with a pineapple leaf to give the cocktail that “shark fin”.

How to cut the pineapple leaf:

  1. Select a leaf that isn’t damaged or browning. 
  2. Take a pair of scissors and fold back surrounding leaves as far as you can without damaging them.
  3. Cut the leaf as close to the base as possible. (If you cut the leaf to short it sink and not stick out of the cocktail like a shark fin.)

If you don’t want to buy a whole pineapple these garnishes will also work. 

  • Luxardo Cherries – The thick dark red syrup on these cherries will give the appearance of blood in your cocktail. 
  • Orange wedge
  • Pineapple wedge
Electric Shark Cocktail

Electric Shark Cocktail Recipe

Electric Shark Cocktail
4.72 from 7 votes

Electric Shark Cocktail

Electric Shark cocktail is a blend of rum, blue curacao, pineapple juice, and ginger beer.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword blue alcohol drinks, cocktails with blue curacao, rum
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 177 kcal
Author Stephanie Jackson


  • 1 oz spiced rum
  • 1 oz blue curacoa
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • 2 oz ginger beer
  • 1 pineapple leaf garnish


  1. In an ice-filled cocktail shaker add rum, blue curacao, and pineapple juice.

  2. Shake and pour over ice in a glass.

  3. Top off the cocktail with ginger beer.

  4. Garnish with a pineapple leaf.

Nutrition Facts
Electric Shark Cocktail
Amount Per Serving (6 g)
Calories 177 Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.1g0%
Sodium 12.6mg1%
Potassium 108.8mg3%
Carbohydrates 19.1g6%
Fiber 0.2g1%
Sugar 15.7g17%
Protein 0.2g0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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