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Shark Week Cocktail Recipes – Absinthe, Cognac or Vodka

Dad bee being attacked by inflatable sharks during shark week

Dad Bee is really getting into Shark Week

Being a Southern California lifestyle blogger, shark week is almost every week. Especially if you live near the beach like I do.

Shark Week is going strong, and now is the time to expand our Shark Week cocktail recipes. Today, I have THREE more shark themed cocktails, Absinthe, Cognac or Vodka based, for you and your friends to enjoy while watching Shark Week on TV.


Have a few of these, add dinner on your nautical plates, and you have a party in the making! Entertaining your guests really is easy when the theme is sharks.  You can even make some tuna sandwiches, or stop by and pick up sushi, and dinner is served!

Shark Week Cocktails

Blue shark week cocktail  Sobieski Cytron Vodka hammer head

Hammer Head
I got a request for a BLUE shark week cocktail, so here it is. If you wanted to emphasize the shark fin look, you could cut the orange Wedge in half to look like a fin. Chomp!

2 ½ oz. Sobieski Cytron Vodka
2 oz. blue curacao
1 oz. orange juice
Orange wedge for garnish
Serve in a rocks glass with ice. Garnish with orange wedge.
Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a fishbowl. Garnish with an orange wedge.


Lucid Absinthe shark week cocktail coffee flavor

Oh I love a good pun. This espresso martini packs a bite! (haha)

1 oz. Lucid Absinthe
1 oz. coffee liqueur
1 oz. crème liqueur

In a rocks glass, combine Lucid Absinthe, coffee liqueur and crème liqueur.

CAMUS VSOP Cognac shark week cocktail chumtini
The key to selling this one with the name is crushed ice. It will give your cocktail texture.

1 ½ oz. CAMUS VSOP Cognac
1 oz. cranberry juice
½ oz. tonic water
Mint for garnish

Add all liquid ingredients into a rocks glass with ice. Stir and garnish with mint and serve.

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Hairstyle How To – Beach Waves With Coconut Oil

nutiva ocean spray hair style

There are days where I know that in the morning I am not going to want to do my hair. My favorite hair trick that I learned years ago is how to get some style from what you do the night before. To get some style to my hair if I am not going to be putting it up in a pony tail or sock bun, is to spray it with Nutiva Coconut Oil Ocean Hair Spray the night before. I will usually then put my hair in braids or a loose bun. It gives my hair some texture and movement and I all really need to do int he morning is to comb it out.

What I did last night was to spray my hair all over with the Ocean Hair Spray, and make small braids all over. This morning, I took out the braids, and it left my hair wavy all over. I then clipped back the bangs off to the side. I really like this look, and it fits our Southern California lifestyle fashion in my office quite well. We are pretty laid back here, but I still want to look like I put some effort into how I look.

Want to make your own Ocean Hair Spray? This recipe includes Nutiva Coconut Oil that helps keep my hair soft. Most salt strays make my hair a little dried out, but the addition of the coconut oil makes my hair soft. The spray also has a great coconut smell to it that makes me think I am at the beach all day.

Ocean Hair Spray
Use this ocean-in-a-bottle spray for gorgeous beach hair. Salt water provides texture and coconut oil provides moisture and nourishment for dry hair.

3 tsp Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil
4oz Purified Water, warm
3 tsp Sea Salt
4 drops Rosemary Essential Oil

1. Put coconut oil in an 8 oz canning jar and place in a pan filled with several inches of water. Melt the coconut oil over low heat. (My jar of coconut oil is already melted, since the house is at 78 degrees most of the time.)
2. Meanwhile, fill an 8 oz spray bottle about ¾ full with warm, purified water and add the sea salt. Stir until the sea salt is dissolve in the water.
3. Use a funnel to add the coconut oil and essential oil to the spray bottle.
4. Shake the bottle to incorporate. Then fill to the top with purified water.
Yields 8 oz. Sometimes the oil solidifies. If this happens, run the bottle under hot water and it will melt. Shake the product and it’s ready to use.

To use: Shake the bottle and spray 2-5 pumps on damp hair. Try different amounts to see what works best for your hair.

Nutiva Coconut Oil received product to review for this post.  All editorial content is my own.


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Breaking Bad Spinoff “Better Call Saul” Trailer and Air Date!

First Look Better Call Saul on AMC

Are you missing Breaking Bad? Have you sat through more binge watching sessions than you would like to admit? How about a little fix for what ails you – AMC has just released new trailer for Better Call Saul and announced an air date.


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Wear Your Shark Love On Your Sleeve

Oh, What a Bite Tee

The shark love has taken off this week. You cannot turn on the TV this week without seeing a shark themed television show, or movie. Have love for sharks? Want to show it off to the world? Here are some of shark themed shirts, dresses, and accessories that will fit the bill for any shark lover.

Want more Shark Week themed goodies? Check out nautical home goodies and clothes.

Like the Oh What A Bite T-shirt above? It runs from Small to XXLarge, so it is sure to fit almost anyone with a love for the sharks, and it’s awfully cute. You can snag one up for $29.99. Not bad if you ask me.

Grab a Bite Socks

This socks are just adorable. I could slip these on and snuggle up on the couch watching my favorite shark-y shark shark moments on the TV with my friends or all by myself and my cocktails. Woo.

Shark! Who Goes There? Heel

What is a love of anything without the right shoes? Can you imagine wearing these shoes to WORK or school? The best way in my opinion is to wear a toned down outfit, like a red dress with a great cardigan and let these amazing shark heels do all of your talking for the rest of the day. POW!

Shark Wit Earbuds

How cute are these couldn’t you just die? These Shark Wit Earbuds swim in one ear and out the other. Could there be a cuter way to enjoy your favorite music than with these ultra cool sea colored earbuds? I think not. The only thing better would be if you were listening to your music with these while on your yacht. A pool or just a lounge chair will work just as well, though, so if you don’t have a private yacht, don’t stress out too much.

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Bring Shark Looks Home – Shark Themed Home Decor

Sea-nic Adventures Sleeping Bag in Great White Shark

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Do you love Shark Week? Not content to watch sharks on your big screen TV? Then I have a few home decoration goodies just for you and your shark loving friends to enjoy.

Want more Shark Week themed goodies? Check out nautical home goodies and clothes.

Have a sleepover in the Sea-nic Adventures Sleeping Bag above. Watch all the shark-filled goodness from the safety of your living room floor or the couch. The sleeping bag will keep you all snuggled up nice and tight in the tummy of a great white shark. Mmmm snuggly.

Jaw Dropping Shower Curtain

Do you miss your sharks when you are not watching them on TV? Invite the sharks into your own ocean fun with this Jaw Dropping Shower Curtain. There will be no escaping this great white smile as you get all cleaned up from a day of chumming.

Maritime for a Picnic Plate Set

Want to mix things up a little bit? This Maritime picnic plate set will help set the sea themed stage outside of the shark box. Fill these with fish sticks, calamari, tuna sandwiches, ceviche, or ahi poke! They are thick and sturdy enough to handle a few falls to the floor after you jump up from your seat.

Fin-ish It Later Wine Stopper

Have some of your wine left over for the night? Do not your love of shark week be stopped up like the wine! This shark themed wine stopper is shaped like a shark tail. It is almost as if the shark loves the wine as much as you and just wanted to jump in head first. Do not worry, I am sure like sharky will keep you wine safe from unwanted visitors. Would YOU want to have to pull a shark’s tail in order to get a glass full of syrah? Yeah, I did not think so. ;-)


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