Shark Attack Punch

This silly (and delicious!) cocktail has a surprise "bite" with every pour. Let's just say you're gonna need a bigger glass.

  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Serves10
  • DifficultyEasy

Punch:

1.2 litres of lemonade
700ml white rum
120ml blue curacao
3 litres lemon-lime seltzer, chilled

Decorations:

450g rock candy, preferably in light colours like white and yellow
Gummy sea creatures, such as sharks, fish and octopus, for the fish bowl, plus more gummy fish, for serving
Grenadine, as needed

Special equipment: a 1 1/2-gallon fish bowl; non-toxic aquarium plants; 12 plastic sharks   

  1. For the punch: Combine the lemonade, rum and curacao in a large pitcher and refrigerate until chilled, at least 2 hours.   
  2. For the decorations: Thoroughly wash and dry a 1 1/2-gallon fish bowl, some non-toxic aquarium plants and 12 plastic sharks.    
  3. Rinse the rock candy with cold water, put it in a large resealable plastic bag and lightly crush with a meat mallet to make gravel. Pour the gravel into the fish bowl and add the aquarium plants, anchoring them with the gravel. Arrange some gummy sea creatures on top of the gravel. Freeze the bowl while the punch chills, at least 2 hours.   
  4. To serve, gently pour the rum mixture into the fish bowl, taking care not to disturb the plants, followed by the seltzer. Put a gummy fish in the bottom of each glass and ladle in punch. Pour about 1/2 teaspoon grenadine into the mouth of each plastic shark. Have your guests dive their sharks headfirst into their glasses in mock attack.