Stay Out of the Water… Shark Week is Coming!

In honor of Shark Week starting on Discovery Channel (Sunday, Aug. 10th) and the Sharknado phenom, we asked our friend Cristine Struble if we could reprint her recent story. Thanks Cristine!

Shark Week

Are you ready to dive into the deep, dark water of shark week? This annual event on Discovery Channel keeps young and old glued to the television. The incredible footage of these majestic and yet terrifying creatures captures everyone’s attention. 

Over the years, sharks have sparked tremendous fascination. The classic film Jaws brought about the fear of a shark lurking under the dark water. Recently, the campy Sharknado turned the ferocious aquatic animal into a terrifying flying creature.  From the comfort of the couch, viewers can separate fact from fiction and celebrate this misunderstood animal.

While watching Shark Week, Sauza Tequila and Skinnygirl Cocktails want to toast to every bite, jump and shark-filled moment. Below are a few shark-inspired cocktails to make your Shark Week experience even more satisfying.

Shark Attack
  • 2 parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
  • 3 parts ruby red grapefruit juice
  • 1 part DeKuyper® Mixologist Series Blood Orange Liqueur
  • Orange slice (for garnish)
Preparation: Build in order over ice in a tall glass. Garnish with an orange slice and enjoy.

The Shark Fin  
  • 2 parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
  • 1 part DeKuyper® Mixologist Series Blood Orange Liqueur
  • 2 parts fresh lemon sour
  • Juice of one whole lime
  • Lemon wedge (for garnish)
Preparation: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain over fresh ice in a glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Dangerous Waters
·         1 ½ parts Skinnygirl® Meyer Lemon Vodka
·         2 parts sugar-free strawberry lemonade
·         Muddled blueberries, raspberries and strawberries
·         Splash of sparkling water
·         Blackberry or lemon wedge (for garnish)
·         Ice
Preparation: Mix vodka, muddled blueberries, raspberries and strawberries in a glass. Top off with a splash of sparking water and add ice. Garnish with a blackberry or lemon wedge.
Shark Bite Sipper
·         1 ½  parts Skinnygirl™ Bare Naked Vodka
·         ½ part Vermouth
·         ½  part Olive Juice
·         Olives for garnish 
Preparation: Shake all ingredients, including the olives for garnish, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
shark week collage

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