Summer Shark Drink

Summer is such a fun time to get creative with drinks. This Summer Shark Drink is perfect for Shark Week and hot summer days. Cool off with this fun beverage that is easy to make and delicious to drink.

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Summer Shark Drink

I think Shark Week is so popular because people are naturally curious and like to educate themselves on the way something like a shark thinks. There is no doubt that Shark Week, hosted during the dog days of summer, is a phenomenon. This drink is the perfect drink to serve during such a week, at a pool party, beach party, or hot summer day.

I love making drinks to cool off with during summer days, like this frozen lemonade recipe, rhubarb slush which is the perfect drink for a sumemr picnic, or this ice cream slush recipe that remids me of Dairy Queen’s misty freeze drink

Here’s what I love about this fun summer drink

  • It’s absolutely delicious
  • It makes enough to serve a crowd, so it is perfect for a party or celebration
  • You can customize your drink by adding a little “blood” in the form of syrup to the water and by adding fun gummies to go with the shark theme of the drink
  • You can make the drink mix ahead of time and decorate the cups just before shark week party time

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ingredients for shark drink

The main ingredients for this Shark Week Summer Drink are

  • Hawaiian Punch Polar Blast – This is a tasty sugar drink and just the right color for this shark drink
  • 7Up – You can use any lemon-lime soda for this recipe. We actually did a taste test between Sprite and 7Up and surprised ourselves when we preferred 7Up to Sprite, so I used it for the recipe
  • Frozen Limeade – This adds a tangy flavor that really shinesthrough in this drink


  • Shark Gummies
  • Peach Gummy Rings

Optinal Add-Ins

  • Grenadine Syrup

How to Make this Summer Drink for Kids

Step One

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In a large pitcher, add 1/2 gallon of Hawaiian Punch drink

Pour in 1 liter of the 7UP

Step two

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Add all of the limeade

Mix until the limeade is dissolved

How to Serve your Shark Week Drink

Step One

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Fill cups with ice

Pour the drink mixture into the ice filled cups

Step Two

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Add a straw to the drink and place a round gummy over the straw to look like a life preserver

Cut a slit in the bottom of the shark gummies, around mid-way, and affix it to the side of the cup

Step Three

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For added fun, you or the kids can add some red grenadine syrup to the drink and watch it drip to the bottom

It should remain on the bottom and stay separated from the blue

You can also add another shark swimming in the drink for another level of fun

Expert Tip

  • Wait until kids are surrounded around or other guests to pour in the red syrup so they can watch it drip down into the drink
  • Try not to jostle the drinks too much if you have a layer of red at the bottom, or you’ll run the risk of mixing the red and blue together and making a purple drink


Use frozen lemonade concentrate instead of limemade

What to serve with shark drinks

How do Layered Drinks Work?

The drink with the highest sugar content will sink to the bottom. The lowest sugar content will float at the top. You’ll want to add the highest sugar content first and be sure to gently pour the next highest sugar content drink so it hits the side of the glass and doesn’t pour directly into the center of the bottom drink. This will help avoid directly mixing the drinks so they create a nice layered look

What are some fun shark week food and drinks?

Shark fruit salad, Shark attack drinks, Shark fin shaped quessadillas, Crab salad, Shark fin cupcakes, Shark Gummmy Pudding cups

What are some Shark Week Crafts that I can incorporate?

Shark Hat Craft, Shark Sock Puppet, and Toilet Paper Roll Shark

Are there any games or activities that would work for shark week parties?

Sharks and Minnows, Beach Ball Relay Race, Lei Necklace Relay Race


Store this drink in a container in the refrigerator for up to one week

Leftover drink should be stored the same way

Any cups with ice will have melted ice which will dilute the flavor of the drink

More Oceanand Beach Themed Drinks and Snacks

Serving Size

This recipe will serve about 20 people

You can double the recipe to serve more

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Summer Shark Drink

A fun summer drink to make for Shark Week or summer fun with the kids
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 3 minutes
decorating: 2 minutes
Servings: 20
Calories: 145cal
Author: Melissa Haines


  • 20 straws I like to use blue colored straws
  • 1 large drink pitcher
  • 20 9 oz. clear cups


  • ½ gallon Hawaiian Punch Polar Blast or other blue color
  • 1 liter 7Up
  • 12 oz. frozen limeade concentrate
  • 1 bag ice amount will vary


  • 1 14 oz. peach rings
  • 1 lb. shark gummies


  • 1 12 oz. grenadine syrup


  • In a large pitcher, pour the punch and lemon lime soda
  • add frozen limeade and mix until dissolved


  • Fill cups to the top with ice
  • Pour drink into ice

Adding Decorations

  • Place in a straw
  • Place a peach ring over the straw as a life preserver
  • Cut a slit into the bottom of the shark – about midway – so you can place it on the edge of the cup
  • Another idea is to place a shark face down into the drink like it is swimming
  • Optional: pour in a small amount of red grenadine syrup to resemble blood


Calories: 145cal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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