Frozen Shark Attack Margarita Cocktail

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Brace yourself for the spine-chilling delight of our Shark Attack Margarita – a frozen cocktail crowned with a cherry “blood” topping.

It’s a thrilling libation that will send shivers down your spine and is definitely one of our Unique Margarita Recipes!

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Frozen Shark Attack Margarita

If you’re throwing a shark-themed party or hosting a gathering for Shark Week, this Frozen Shark Attack Margarita is going to impress your guests!

It is certainly one of our more Unique Margarita Recipes!

Vibrant blue raspberry syrup, coconut milk, tequila, and orange liqueurs form the swirled ocean layer of this cocktail.

Then the bloody shark attack layer is made simply by mincing up bright red maraschino cherries.

It is a visually striking drink and will certainly add a splash to your event!

So, get ready to dive into the depths of flavor and excitement with this thrilling frozen cocktail.

Cheers to an unforgettable shark-filled celebration!

Frozen Shark Attack Cocktail with Tequila

Ingredients For Shark Attack Margaritas

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  • Tequila – use your preferred brand of white or silver tequila
  • Cointreaua strong, sweet, and colorless orange-flavored liqueur
  • Grand Marnier – a French liqueur made with cognac, bitter orange, and sugar.
    • If you don’t have either Cointreau or Grand Marnier, you can use Triple Sec instead. They are all orange-flavored liquors and would work in this frozen cocktail.
  • Fresh Lime Juice
  • Coconut Milk
  • Cream of Coconut
  • Blue Raspberry Syrup
  • Maraschino Cherries – these are minced up and used as the “blood” topping for the Shark Attack cocktail.
  • Gummy Sharks Candy
  • Garlic Press/Mincersuper clean and free from garlic aroma to mince the cherries for the margarita topping.

This cocktail is made in a blender. You ideally need a blender that can crush ice. We love our Ninja Blender for doing that job superbly!

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Frozen Layered Shark Week Cocktail

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How To Make A Shark Attack Cocktail

Shark Attack Margarita Variations

Here are some variations of the original cocktail recipe you might like to try.

Virgin Shark Attack Margarita (Non-Alcoholic)

The non-alcoholic version of this drink is fin-tastic for a Baby Shark Party!

So that non-drinkers can enjoy this frozen drink, we simply remove the alcohol and replace it!

Follow the recipe card but use the increased measurements or substitute the alcohol for the following ingredients:

  • For the White Layer
    • Instead of Tequila, use the increased measures of coconut milk and cream below
    • Instead of Cointreau, use 1 oz Triple Sec Syrup (or other clear orange syrup)
    • 1 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
    • 2 oz coconut milk
    • 2 oz cream of coconut
  • For the Blue Layer
    • Instead of Tequila, use the increased measure of blue raspberry syrup below
    • Instead of Grand Marnier, use ½ oz Triple Sec Syrup (or other clear orange syrup)
    • 3 oz blue raspberry syrup

I recommend adding the syrups to your taste as they may add the sweetness you may not necessarily get from alcoholic liqueurs.

Shark Attack Margarita Mocktail (Non-Alcoholic Spirits)

For adults who would still like to enjoy the taste of alcohol in their mocktail, you could try non-alcoholic alternatives.

In the UK, try Lyre’s, which is also available on Amazon in the UK and

Other brands include Strykk (UK) and Ritual (US & Canada). Non-alcoholic spirits are a growing trend, so be on the lookout in your local stores and online.

Follow the recipe card using the non-alcoholic alternatives listed above instead of the alcoholic ones.

Making Frozen Shark Attack Margaritas For A Crowd

Because this is a layered frozen drink, the easiest way to make a large batch for a crowd would be to multiply the ingredients in the recipe card.

The recipe makes 1 frozen cocktail, so if you need to make it for 8 people, multiply the measurements by 8.

You can then whizz up the multiplied amounts at one time for each of the layers and store in the freezer until ready to mix and serve.

Frozen Shark Week Margarita

This cocktail recipe is intended for adults of the legal drinking age in your country of residence.
Please drink responsibly. Do not drink and drive.

How Do I Make A Shark Attack Margarita?

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Shark Attack Margarita Recipe

Frozen Shark Attack Margarita Cocktail

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Dive into a frozen frenzy with this jaw-dropping Frozen Shark Attack Margarita! With layers of coconut, blue raspberry, and a cherry "blood" layer, it's a cocktail that's sure to make a splash at any gathering!


For the White Layer

  • 2 oz Tequila
  • 1 oz Cointreau
  • 1 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 oz coconut milk
  • 1 oz cream of coconut
  • 2 cups Ice

For the Blue Layer

  • 1 oz Tequila
  • ½ oz Grand Marnier
  • 2 oz blue raspberry syrup
  • 2 cups ice

For the Red Layer

  • 12 maraschino cherries, stems removed

For Garnish

  • Gummy candy sharks
  • Maraschino cherry


  1. To make the white, coconut layer, place the Tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, coconut milk, cream of coconut, and ice into a blender. Blend on low speed until combined and smooth.
  2. Pour the mixture into an 8-oz glass and place it into the freezer while you make the next layer.
  3. To make the blue raspberry layer, place the Tequila, Grand Marnier, blue raspberry syrup, and ice into a blender. Blend on low speed until combined and smooth.
  4. Pour the blue layer on top of the white layer, then use a long spoon (or straw) to lightly stir the two layers together to create a swirling pattern.

    Mixed White & Blue Cocktail Layers
  5. Place the glass back in the freezer while you make the final layer.
  6. To make the red "blood" layer, use a (very clean and odor-free) garlic press/mincer to crush up the maraschino cherries. You could also cut them up finely with a knife if you prefer.

    Minced Maraschino Cherries
  7. Spoon the cherries on top of the cocktail.
  8. Garnish the Frozen Shark Attack Margarita with a cherry and gummy shark candy skewered onto a cocktail stick. Enjoy!

    Shark Attack Margarita Recipe
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1147Total Fat: 41gSaturated Fat: 35gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 305mgCarbohydrates: 135gFiber: 11gSugar: 108gProtein: 4g

This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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