Shark Week is Almost Over: Make These "Killer" Cocktails at Home

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Shark Week, Discovery Channel's celebration of all things that make us never, ever want to go into the ocean, continues this weekend.

In all honesty, sharks are actually mysterious, beautiful predators that deserve our awe and protection.In the middle of all the biting commentary on shark attacks, Shark Week plays a major role in helping educate us about sharks and give us valuable information on how to help them.

See also: Five Best Food and Drink Events This Weekend: National Rum Day, Roar & Pour, and a Hawaiian Luau

Still, that doesn't make us want to go snorkeling. We'd much rather fix a few cocktails at our landlocked home and watch them on television.

Here are some shark-related recipes, courtesy of Lucid Absinthe; CAMUS Cognac; Sobieski Vodka; Ungava Gin; and William Wolf Pecan Bourbon. Make them at home and get hammer (head)'d.


1 oz. Lucid Absinthe

1 oz. coffee liqueur

1 oz. crème liqueur

In a rocks glass, combine Lucid Absinthe, coffee liqueur and crème liqueur.


1 ½ oz. Camus VSOP Cognac

1 oz. cranberry juice

½ oz. tonic water

Mint for garnish

Add all liquid ingredients into a rocks glass with ice. Stir and garnish with mint and serve.


2 ½ oz. Sobieski Cytron vodka

2 oz. blue Curacao

1 oz. orange juice

Orange wedge for garnish

Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a fishbowl. Garnish with an orange


Shark Bait

1 oz. Ungava gin

1 oz. bitter aperitif

1 oz. vermouth

½ oz. soda water

Garnish with grapefruit

Add gin, bitter aperitif, and vermouth into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a tall glass

filled with ice. Top with soda water and garnish with grapefruit wedge and serve.

Dorsal Fin

1 oz. William Wolf pecan bourbon

2 oz. lemonade

Mix over ice in a tall glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

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