Fun Fish Bowl Drink Recipe

A colorful and refreshing tropical punch, this Fish Bowl Drink recipe is a blue pool of sweet fruitiness.

he Fish Bowl Drink is the ultimate party drink for large gatherings and will surely be a hit with your guests!

It looks fun and is equally delicious and refreshing

The cocktail gets its named because it literally looks like a fish bowl with its blue color and colorful fish gummies swimming around.

As intricate the presentation looks, it’s quite easy to make with easy-to-get ingredients that can be concocted in 5 minutes.

But do not be fooled by the innocent looks. It is indeed potent!

Like with all cocktails that are very sweet and fruity, the Fish Bowl is easy to drink without noticing how strong it is.

So, yes, go dive deep in this blue fish bowl, but you’ve been warned!

close up photo of the Fish Bowl Drink recipe with Swedish Fish candy from Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

What Does It Taste Like?

If you like sweet cocktails (especially ones that call for candy), this one is right up your alley.

Pineapple and coconut flavors (from the rum) make the Fish Bowl Drink extra sweet and fruity.

There is touch of sour citrus thanks to the Blue Curaçao and sweet and sour mix.

Since this is a tropical drink, it is the perfect choice for a tiki, pool, or beach themed party!

If you like the candy component, then you’ll also love the Gummy Bear Shot.

ingredients needed to make the Fish bowl drink

What Ingredients Do You Need to Make a Fish Bowl Drink?

Vodka — The main liquor in brand of your choice. 

Coconut rum — Such as Malibu Rum, for the coconut kick

Pineapple juice — To balance out the liquors. Ideally, using fresh juice (or at least a quality store bought 100% juice) is always best since all the ingredients you choose will massively impact the final cocktail. 

Blue Curaçao –For the perfect orange touch and, of course, the blue color. 

Sweet and sour mix — To balance out the flavors. You can use store-bought or homemade mix. Learn how to make easily it yourself here.

Swedish Fish candy — Or any assorted fish gummies to garnish.

useful equipments to create the fish bowl cocktail

Useful Equipment to Make this Cocktail

Balloon glass — Traditionally, this cocktail is made in a “shared punch” style, but it can also be served in individual glasses. This cocktail needs a big fish bowl looking glass. So opt for a balloon glass or goblet.

Cocktail shaker — To mix everything.

Jigger — To measure each pour. 

Cocktail umbrella pick — For garnish.

a glass of a fish bowl drink

How to Make the Fish Bowl Drink

1 — In a cocktail shaker filled 3/4 high with ice cubes, pour in all the liquids: vodka, coconut rum, pineapple juice, sweet and sour mix, and Blue Curaçao.

2 — Shake well for 1 minute. 

filling up the cocktail shaker with ice for the fishbowl drink recipe

3 — Prep the glass by filling it up to 3/4 with crushed ice (in big chunks).

Add in some Swedish Fishes in between the ice. 

putting crushed ice and fish gummies on the balloon glasses

4 — Pour the cocktail into the glass. 

Pouring the cocktail into the glass for the fish bowl drink

5 — Garnish a cocktail umbrella and a few floating fishes. Serve immediately.

photo of the Swedish Fish gummy candy for a Tiki Cocktail from Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

Recipe Notes and Tips

— Traditionally, this drink is meant to be drunken together as a group and served in one large fish bowl with multiple straws. Another fun way to serve it is in individual mini fish bowl for each guests.

— For more garnish ideas, first line the bottom of the bowl or glass with Nerds Candy to replicate a fish bowl look.

— For a bubbly touch, top off the cocktail with some club soda.

— Omit the alcohol and sub it with lemon-lime soda for a mock-tail kid-friendly version.

Dishes to Pair the Drink With

top view of a glass of fish bowl drink cocktail with garnish

the best fish bowl drink recipe by sugar and cloth

Fish Bowl Drink Recipe

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5 from 2 votes
A colorful and refreshing tropical punch, this Fish Bowl Drink recipe is a blue pool of sweet fruitiness.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Cocktails

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 2 oz coconut rum
  • 3 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz Blue Curaçao
  • 1 oz sweet and sour mix
  • Ice
  • Swedish Fish in assorted colors

Nutrition

Calories: 480kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.3mg
Servings: 1
Calories: 480kcal

Instructions

  • In a cocktail shaker filled 3/4 high with ice cubes, pour in all the liquids: vodka, coconut rum, pineapple juice, sweet and sour mix, and Blue Curaçao.
  • Shake well for 1 minute.
  • Prep the glass by filling it up to 3/4 with crushed ice (in big chunks). Add in some Swedish Fishes in between the ice. 
  • Pour the cocktail mix into the glass. 
  • Garnish a cocktail umbrella and a few floating fishes. Serve immediately.
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