This shark attack shot is perfect if you are looking to impress your party guests with something they’ve never seen before, or just want some fun to yourself — just make sure you don’t get bit. Shark Week can bring it.

#SpoonTip: Layering shots is all about alcohol densities. In order to make sure that they don’t mix, you need to make sure that the alcohol with the highest density goes on the bottom, and you work your way up with the following layers.

Here are the alcohol densities that we worked with, from bottom to top:

  1. Grenadine: 1.18
  2. Blue Curaçao: 1.11
  3. Green Apple Smirnoff Vodka: 0.916

Shark Attack Shot

  • Prep Time:2 minutes
  • Cook Time:0 minutes
  • Total Time:2 minutes
  • Servings:1 shot
  • Easy


  • Splash grenadine
  • 1 gummy shark
  • 1 oz Smirnoff Green Apple vodka
  • 1/2 oz Blue Curaçao
Photo by Nicole Alberta
  • Step 1

    Pour the splash of grenadine into shot glass.

    Photo by Nicole Alberta
  • Step 2

    Add the Blue Curaçao very slowly, so that it doesn’t mix with the grenadine.

    Photo by Nicole Alberta
  • Step 3

    Slowly pour in the Smirnoff Green Apple vodka on top of the Blue Curaçao.

    #SpoonTip: The easiest way to do this, especially if you have shaky hands, is to pour the vodka onto a spoon and then slowly pour it into the shot glass so that they don’t mix.

    Photo by Nicole Alberta
  • Step 4

    Add a gummy shark to the top and enjoy.

    Photo by Nicole Alberta