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Fishbowl Punch

Michelle P Recipe by

Swim .... er... DRINK with the fishes! Swedish fish, that is... in a lively blue tropical punch drink! 9 servings (3 fishbowls with 3 straws)

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  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 10 min
  • Servings 0
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Catch of the Day: Fishbowl Punch  

As prepared by Michelle P

I’ve had my eye on this cute fishbowl recipe for some time.


I first noticed it on Pinterest, and followed the link to Maxim magazine. The cocktail is basically a slightly-altered Blue Hawaiian -  in a fish bowl, with candy. And I am 100% in favor of that. What’s more fun than a giant, yummy, candy-filled drink with a whole lotta straws?

Also love that it’s super easy, can be made (mostly) ahead of time, and has enough of a visual impact that guests won’t notice a few loose ends. Such as, I haven’t swept the patio, and there are a few pokey little weeds coming up over there by the fountain. Not that I’m recommending Fishbowl Punch as a substitute for appropriate yard care, just saying…

This recipe is actually a modified double batch of the recipe that appeared in Maxim. I modified it because the original recipe includes a lot of pineapple juice, AND sweet-and-sour. It was really yellow and just wouldn’t get blue enough. The resulting cocktail was more “Creature from the Black Lagoon” than “Finding Nemo.”

So to remedy that, the pineapple was reduced a touch and a drop of blue food coloring was added. Of course, the recipe is also easily adaptable for your taste, swapping out the coconut rum, or the vodka, or using a fruit-flavored vodka. To make this for the kids, just substitute more soda for the alcohol.

To make the drinks, you’ll need little fishbowls – three of them (4-5 cups volume). I bought mine at a craft store. I found them for only a couple of bucks each in the floral section.

Fishbowl Punch

Prepping the fishbowls is the make-ahead part - my favorite part. Mix liquors, sweet-and-sour mix, pineapple juice and soda in a large container. Cover tightly and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Fishbowl Punch

To serve, divide the Nerds candy between the three fishbowls. Add ice and arrange the fish around the outside of the fishbowls - use the ice to hold them against the sides.

Fishbowl Punch

Carefully add the punch mixture, dividing equally. Top with fruit slices and add straws. Add a little lemon-lime soda for bubbly-ness. Serve immediately! The Nerds candy make adorable faux “gravel” – but their coating melts.  This will make your Fishbowl Punch potentially a little murky, unless you drink out of it pronto.

Hope you enjoy!

XO Michelle


Here are more fun punch recipes for the juvenile in all of us. To turn these recipes into adult cocktails, just add booze!


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Fishbowl Punch

10
ounces vodka
10
ounces coconut rum
6
ounces Blue Curacao liqueur
12
ounces sweet-and-sour mix
20
ounces pineapple juice
32
ounces lemon- lime soda
blue food coloring, if desired
3 small fishbowls (each holding 4-5 cups volume)
1
box (6 oz) Nerds candy
12-16
Swedish fish candies
ice
fruit slices (3 each, lemon, lime and orange)
9 drinking straws

Directions

  • 1 Mix liquors, sweet-and-sour mix, pineapple juice and soda in a large container. Cover tightly and refrigerate until ready to serve
  • 2 To serve, divide the Nerds candy between the three fishbowls and place at the bottom of the bowl.
  • 3 Add ice. Arrange the fish around the outside of the fishbowls - use the ice to hold them against the sides.
  • 4 Carefully add the punch mixture, dividing equally. Top with the fruit slices and straws.
  • 5 Top with a little lemon-lime soda, for bubbly-ness.
  • 6 Enjoy!
  • 7 P.S.: To make this for the kiddos, just leave out the alcohol and replace with more soda.
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