Shark Week is moving through the water toward you in time for the official July 28th kickoff. (Cue “Jaws” theme music here.)
And while “Sharknado” will not be part of the celebration this year—I was a huge fan—we may have to make do with a bunch of shark documentaries. While they are informational about the ocean’s largest predators, they just don’t have the fun factor.
A new film for Shark Week starring Josh Duhamel, “Capsized: Blood in the Water,” is based on a true 1982 story, and airs July 31 at 9 p.m. on Discovery Channel. Still no sharknados, so you’ll need a drink.
Enter the shark cocktail.
Yes, there is such a thing, and Bonefish Grill (all locations) has a shark tiki mug to prove it. From July 28 to Aug. 1, you can order a Jaws on the Rocks and Shark Bites at Happy Hour (cod, Wagyu beef sliders, shrimp toast and more).
If you want to create your own Jaws on the Rocks from the safety of your pool, here’s the recipe:
- 1 part Absolut Citron Vodka
- ½ part St. Germain Elderflower
- 1 part white cranberry juice
- 1 part fresh-squeezed lime
- 1 part simple syrup
- Frozen cranberries and fresh sprig of mint for garnish
Combine ingredients over ice in shaker tin. Shake and strain into a rocks glass or serve in a large punch bowl for your party occasion. For a festive touch, garnish with three to four floating cranberries and a sprig of mint.