Sharks have long fascinated humans with their stealth, power, and intrigue. Whether you’re an ocean enthusiast, a marine biologist, or a person who just can’t resist the hypnotic allure of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, this yearly celebration of everything shark is sure to keep you hooked to your screens. It’s the time of the year when Jaws, Great Whites, Hammerheads, and more take center stage and we become their captive audience, willingly diving into the thrilling depths of the oceans from the comfort (and safety!) of our living rooms.
Just as every shark has its unique allure, every Shark Week aficionado has their way of reveling in the event. Some prefer binge-watching every jaw-dropping moment, while others indulge in shark-themed parties, complete with games, outfits, and even shark-tastic food and drinks. So, to make your Shark Week 2023 even more unforgettable, we’ve concocted a special Blue Margarita recipe that not only complements the oceanic theme perfectly but is also refreshingly delicious.
• 1 ½ ounces of tequila (Silver or Blanco)
• 1 ounce of Blue Curaçao
• 1 ounce of fresh lime juice
• ½ ounce of simple syrup
• Ice cubes
• Salt for rimming (optional)
• Lime wedge for garnish
• Prepare your margarita glass by running a lime wedge around the rim. Dip the rim into some salt (if using) until coated to your liking. Set the glass aside.
• In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, Blue Curaçao, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup. Fill the shaker with ice.
• Shake well for about 15 seconds, until the outside of the shaker feels cold. This helps properly blend and chill the ingredients.
• Strain the cocktail into your prepared glass. You may fill it with fresh ice if you like your margaritas extra cold.
• Garnish with a lime wedge, serve, and dive into the deep blue deliciousness!
This vibrant Blue Margarita, with its electric color and tantalizing taste, is a surefire way to make Shark Week a real celebration. As you sip, you can imagine yourself exploring the mysterious blue depths of the sea, perhaps swimming alongside a magnificent whale shark or watching the swift agility of a Mako from a safe distance.
So as you embark on this year’s exciting Shark Week journey, remember, it’s not just about the thrill and the chill. It’s about fostering a sense of respect and responsibility towards these magnificent creatures and their ocean home. Every Shark Week is a reminder of the role we can play in conserving their habitats and ensuring their survival.
Happy Shark Week, everyone! Here’s to a fintastic time ahead. Cheers with your Blue Margaritas!