Are you having 4th of July withdrawls? America's holiday may be over with but there is plenty to continue celebrating. One reason to celebrate this week is that Shark Week is back! If you've never tuned in for this exciting series on the Discovery Channel, you're in for one of the most compelling television shows you'll ever see. If you're beyond "newbie" status and are a hard-core enthusiast, this new week long shark spree will certainly add to your need for jaw-dropping excitement and exhiliration.
If your Shark Week plans include a viewing part with a bunch of friends or family who are also followers of this annual televised displayt of those dorsal-finned creature of the deep. Grab Shark Week by the fins and whip up a few killer drinks put together by Skinnygirl Cocktails to kick off the fun!
Why not add a bit of "Shark Trivia" to your gathering? We've come up with a few Shark Facts to get you started! Enjoy!
Fact number 1: Human teeth are as hard as shark teeth, though they are made of different minerals.
Fact number 2: A shark was born through artificial insemination for the first time in 2014 in an Australian aquarium.
Fact number 3: You would need much more than a big boat to track down a shark. They can travel hundreds of miles per day.
Fact number 4: The U.S. Government has increased the population of protected sea mammals near the coast of California. This has meant more shark attacks as they've basically created more shark food.
Fact number 5: The poisonous Greenland shark can be eaten if prepared properly. Preparation takes five months and this shark is a delicacy in Greenland.
Fact number 6: Grey Reef Sharks are very fast swimmers and the most aggressive of the reef sharks.
Fact number 7: Six years before the infamous movie, "JAWS", Burt Reynolds starred in Shark. Real sharks were used during filming and a stuntman was killed.
Fact number 8: The Scalloped Hammerhead Shark is the first of the shark species to be placed on the United States Endangered Animals List.
Fact number 9: Almost 250 species of sharks have been discovered over the last thirty years.
Fact number 10: Not all sharks are in the ocean. the Bull shark loves freshwater and have been spotted in bays, lagoons and river.
Enjoy Shark Week and also these Shark-Themed beverages this week!
- 1 part Skinnygirl Bare Naked Vodka
- 1 part DeKuper Blueberry Schnapps
- 3 parts club soda
Preparation: Shake first two ingredients with ice. Pour into a glass and top with club soda.
- 1 1/2 parts Skinnygirl Bare Naked Vodka
- 2 parts cranberry juice
- 1/2 part fresh lime juice
- 1/2 part DeKuyper Triple Sec
- Lime wheel for garnish
Preparation: Pour all ingredients over ice and garnish with a lime wheel.
- 1 part Skinnygirl Tangerine Vodka
- 1/2 part grenadine
- 1 part orange juice
- Splash of pineapple juice
- Orange slice for garnish
Preparation: Shake all ingredients with ice, pour into a glass and garnish with an orange slice.