If you too have been sucked into the YouTube phenomenon known as Baby Shark, there's hope for us yet.
This recipe is a gift to all moms stuck in the vortex of Baby Sharknado. Lest you forget we are sharks among fish.
It's food art-meets-Korean pop fantasy. And it’s delicious.
PLUS, the drink comes with free shark stickers to keep those kiddos busy -- see below for details.
Conjures up images of Chrissie’s Last Swim, doesn’t it?
Let’s go hunt!
Skewer craft materials
Gather the following supplies:
- wooden skewers
- hot glue gun
- mounting putty (affiliate link)
- sparkly construction paper
- shark fin template (available for download below)
Step 1: Skewer construction
First, download the shark fin template using the form at the end of this post. Print it out at 100%. Cut out two fins and trace them onto construction paper. I opted for a sparkly gray paper, but you can go with whatever design you wish! You'll want to cut out your fins with the tip facing opposite directions; this way, the fancy patterned side will face outward when the non-patterned sides are glued together.
Apply a layer of putty between your fin cutouts, wrong sides facing together. This will give the fin 3D dimension.
Next, weave blackberries onto your skewers so that there are three berries in the middle and a fourth berry attached to your middle berry via another small skewer. I used two large skewers to balance the weight of the berries.
See my video tutorial in this post for the full demonstration.
Lastly, add a small bead of hot glue to the back of your shark fin and press it down into the middle blackberry. Apply gentle pressure.
Step 2: Make your cocktail
Now it's time to make your drink! Recipe card is at the end of this post.
Free pattern and cut files for the skewer
So I know you're going to need something to keep your kids busy while you're prepping the kitchen for this deliciousness. Girrrrl I got you covered.
I made a free sticker worksheet and Baby Shark Family stickers available for download below! You'll just need to print them out on an Avery 4227 Template.
Read on for instructions to access these files at the bottom of this post.
The Baby Shark Mocktail, i.e. "Magic Potion Ocean Water"
If you'd like to make a non-alcoholic version of the recipe above, add blue food coloring to sparkling water and lemonade. Contrary to his expression in this photo, Evan thought it was pretty cool!
Dry ice rocks will sink to the bottom of your drink - wait for the chunks to fully dissipate before drinking. For common information about dry ice, go here. Or ask Richard Blais from Top Chef...he puts dry ice in everything!
As I lack the necessary celebrity connections, I purchased ours for $8 at the grocery store. Dry ice keeps for about 24 hours before it completely evaporates.
Get the free cut file for the Mommy Shark fin
I hope this recipe serves you well!
The Mommy Shark Cocktail
- Add ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into martini glass. Add a few pieces of dry ice at the end for a dramatic effect. Allow 5 minutes for the dry ice to dissolve before drinking. The dry ice should sink to the bottom of your glass.