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Easy Fish Bowl Cocktail (And Mocktail)

Meet the Fish Bowl Cocktail – a drink that’s as playful as it is refreshing, and as visually captivating as it is delicious.

The Fish Bowl Cocktail isn’t just a drink; it’s an experience.

Served in large, fishbowl-shaped glasses (hence the name), this cocktail is an embodiment of creativity and fun.

It is the perfect ocean themed cocktail for your next pool party!

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Part of the charm of the Fish Bowl Cocktail lies in its size and shareability.

It’s not meant to be enjoyed alone but rather with friends or fellow cocktail enthusiasts. 

Beyond its size and vibrant presentation, the Fish Bowl Cocktail is designed to wow.

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply embracing the long summer nights with a splash, this is one cocktail that everyone loves. 

Fish Bowl Cocktail Ingredients 

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So, what exactly goes into this aquatic-inspired marvel?

The Fish Bowl Cocktail typically starts with a base of a clear spirit like vodka or rum.

You can really use whatever alcohol you choose or skip it altogether for a kid-friendlly fish bowl mocktail. 

Include gummy fish or sharks swimming among the ice cubes to add a sense of occasion.


  • 2 oz vodka, rum or coconut rum
  • Blue Juice or 2oz Blue Curacao and 2 oz Pineapple juice
  • Sprite or lemon-lime soda, to top off
  • Ice cubes
  • Gummy fish or sharks
  • Nerds candy
  • Lemon slices

How To Make A Fishbowl Cocktail

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Prepare the Fish Bowl:

Choose a large glass bowl or fishbowl-shaped glass for serving.

You can serve your drink in a large bowl or in individual glasses. 

Fill the bottom of each glass with Nerds candy. 

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Mix the Ingredients

In a mixing glass or cocktail shaker, combine your alcohol with your blue juice or the Blue Curacao and pineapple juice. 

Add ice cubes to the mixing glass and shake well for about 15-20 seconds to chill the mixture.

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Pour into the Fish Bowl

Add ice cubes to the bottom of your fish bowl. 

Carefully strain the shaken cocktail mixture into the prepared fishbowl.

Pour carefully to avoid disrupting the candy at the bottom too much. 

The vibrant blue color should fill the bottom of the bowl.

Top Off with Sprite

Gently pour Sprite or lemon-lime soda over the cocktail mixture until the fishbowl is almost full.

The soda adds a bubbly texture and lightens the flavors.


Garnish the Fish Bowl Cocktail with gummy fish or sharks.

They will float among the ice cubes and add a playful touch to the presentation.

Add a slice of lemon to each glass. 

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Fish Bowl Mocktail

Want to turn this into a Fish bowl mocktail?

Just omit the vodka or rum and you are good to go. 

Bear in mind that if you go the Blue Curacao route, you need to make sure it is non-alcoholic. 

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Yield: 1

Fish Bowl Cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

Discover the ultimate party centerpiece with our Fish Bowl Cocktail recipe.

Dive into tropical flavors of the fish bowl drink - perfect for summer.

Perfect for sharing and guaranteed to make a splash at your next gathering!"


  • 2 oz vodka, rum or coconut rum
  • Blue Juice
  • Lemon-lime soda
  • Gummy sharks or fish
  • Nerds Candy
  • Ice
  • Lemon Slices


  1. Fill the bottom of each cup with nerds.
  2. Mix the vodka and blue juice in a cocktail shaker
  3. Place ice cubes on top.
  4. Slowly pour in the drink
  5. Add Swedish fish and a lemon slice


You can use blue juice or Blue Curacao and pineapple jucice

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