Blue Shark
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Blue Shark
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.6 / 5
The Blue Shark is a bold and powerful cocktail that packs a punch with its combination of vodka, tequila, and orange liqueur. This cocktail has gained popularity in recent years ... more The Blue Shark is a bold and powerful cocktail that packs a punch with its combination of vodka, tequila, and orange liqueur. This cocktail has gained popularity in recent years due to its flavorful and refreshing taste. The vodka adds a smooth and crisp base, while the tequila brings a hint of smokiness and depth. The addition of orange liqueur adds a burst of citrusy sweetness, balancing out the strong spirits. This cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy bold and flavorful drinks, and its vibrant blue color makes it visually appealing as well. Whether enjoyed on a sunny day by the pool or at a lively party, the Blue Shark is sure to be a hit.
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33.75% | 4.05 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Blue Shark

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker together with crushed ice and shake well
Strain into a cocktail glass and serve

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·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Blue Shark compare to other popular cocktails?

The Blue Shark has an alcohol content of approximately 33.75%, which is relatively high compared to many classic cocktails. For instance, a Margarita typically ranges around 20-30% alcohol by volume (ABV) depending on the recipe, and a classic Martini often sits at about 30-32% ABV. This makes the Blue Shark a stronger choice, appealing to those who prefer a cocktail with a notable kick.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Blue Shark?

A Blue Shark should be served cold in a cocktail glass. The cocktail's vibrant blue hue, courtesy of the Blue Curaçao, makes it visually striking, so serving it in a clear glass enhances its appeal. It is recommended to shake the ingredients with ice before straining into the glass to achieve the ideal temperature and dilution, ensuring a smooth, cold drink.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnishing tips for a Blue Shark?

To complement its vivid color and bold flavors, a Blue Shark can be garnished with a slice of lime or a twist of lemon peel. These citrus elements not only add a pop of color but also introduce a fresh aroma and a hint of citrus flavor that balances the sweetness of the Blue Curaçao. For a more thematic presentation, a small, edible blue shark candy or a maraschino cherry can also be added.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

Can I replace Blue Curaçao with another ingredient if I don't have it?

While Blue Curaçao is responsible for the signature color and subtle citrus flavor of the Blue Shark, you can substitute it with Triple Sec or Cointreau if necessary. However, to maintain the blue color, you might add a drop or two of blue food coloring to the mix. Keep in mind that this substitution may slightly alter the taste and appearance of the cocktail.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving a Blue Shark?

The Blue Shark, with its striking blue appearance and strong alcoholic kick, is perfectly suited for summer pool parties, beach gatherings, and tropical-themed events. Its vibrant color and refreshing taste make it a popular choice for celebrations and occasions where a fun, exotic vibe is desired. It's also a great conversation starter at cocktail parties.

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