Shark Attack Cocktail

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Here’s a tropical cocktail that will get you through the rest of summer > Shark Attack

Shark Attack #cocktail

It’s funny… recently my husband and I were talking about how when people get married, they feel like they have to take a huge, luxurious vacation to some tropical island to celebrate their honeymoon- even when people don’t really have the money to do so!  We reminisced about our own wedding and honeymoon back in 1995.  We chose a beautiful venue and had the most perfect wedding- even though we made many shortcuts on our wedding reception.  No one was in debt or even out thousands of dollars when it was over!  And we spent a week in a tiny one-bedroom cabin for our honeymoon in Lake Tahoe (again… we didn’t break the bank on the honeymoon either).  Do we have any regrets about not going “all-out” on a honeymoon?  Absolutely not.  That week in our tiny little cabin near the lake was full of great memories!

Shark Attack #cocktail #recipe

What does this all have to do with this fabulous Shark Attack cocktail recipe?  Well, we’re vacationing on Lake Tahoe again this week, and we have been talking about how beautiful it is… and how everyone should make it a point to visit here someday.  Oh, and while you’re here, you should make beachy cocktails like these!

Shark Attack #cocktail #recipe -

We are lucky enough to live just 25 minutes from Lake Tahoe.  It’s truly one of the most gorgeous sights you’ve ever seen, and there is so much to do- hiking, biking, river rafting, shopping in nearby cute town Truckee, hanging at the beaches, paddle boarding, kayaking, outdoor concerts and theater in the summer, and skiing in the winter.  We prefer to stay on the North Shore.  These yummy tropical cocktails were the perfect ending to a perfect week in Tahoe.  (Even though Tahoe “technically” does not have any sharks 😉 )

Shark Attack Cocktail

Yield: 4 to 6 cocktails

Prep Time: 5 min


ice cubes
1 lemon, sliced thinly (and then sliced in half or fourths)
1/2 cup small chopped pineapple, plus more for garnish
1/2 cup tequila
1/2 cup Triple Sec
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup rum
splash of grenadine
1/2 cup maraschino cherries, plus more for garnish


In a pitcher, add all the ingredients and stir to combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve (or serve right away). Pour into glasses that have a few ice cubes. String long toothpicks with maraschino cherries and pineapple and place on top of each glass.


*Those long toothpicks for garnish that you see in this post... I picked those up at Cost Plus World Market.

SOURCE: RecipeGirl.Com (adapted slightly from Food Network)


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  • Dan wrote:

    I keep clicking back to this recipe – we’ve made it a few times already and it’s awesome! Printing it out this time…

  • Russell from Chasing Delicious wrote:

    Yum and yum! This is my kind of cocktail!

  • Erika W wrote:

    You live 25 min from Tahoe? I’m I’m Reno. My husband works on the North Shore. We’re going up there later today! So blessed to live near such a beautiful place. 🙂

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      How fun! Yes, I live in the area too- up on the mountain. We love it here 🙂

  • Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen wrote:

    I love the name of this cocktail! 🙂 And, I love the story of your honeymoon. We didn’t break the bank when we got married either – a very small wedding and we didn’t even go on a honeymoon until a few years later. No regrets! There is something much more freeing called debt free! 🙂

  • Rachel Cooks wrote:

    Sounds like I need to put Lake Tahoe on my bucket list. Along with this cocktail.

  • Serene @ House of Yumm wrote:

    What a perfect beachy cocktail! Summer in a glass 🙂 Tahoe is so gorgeous. I grew up somewhat nearby and always loved going there as a kid.

  • Kelly – Life made Sweeter wrote:

    The cozy cabin in Lake Tahoe sounds perfect, it’s the memories that count 🙂 Love this pretty cocktail, it sounds so good! Pinning 🙂 Hope you have a great weekend, Lori!

  • Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen wrote:

    It has been a long week and I think this cocktail is the best way to celebrate this weekend!

  • Kristen wrote:

    I can’t wait to visit!! 🙂

  • marcie wrote:

    My mother in law owns a home in Truckee, so we’re blessed to go whenever we want to. It’s such a beautiful place to be — you’re so right! My husband and I did the small wedding with a nearby honeymoon because we wanted to buy a house. Weddings cost too much! I love your story, and this cocktail looks so delicious. Pinning, and have a great vacation! 🙂

  • Matt Robinson wrote:

    This drink sounds soooo good, love the name! Hoping we can get to Tahoe at the end of summer, can’t wait!

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks wrote:

    Love the story-telling! And this drink would totally sneak up on you I am betting (okay, great, twist my arm!) 🙂 pinned

  • Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness wrote:

    I totally get what you’re saying! We felt that pressure when we got married last year and went to very pricey place in Mexico. Was it nice? YES! But a nice little cabin would have been just as nice!
    And this cocktail? Looks like Friday! Pinned!