So … this one was … interesting.
Kind of how Eddie was … interesting.
In TOW Eddie Won’t Go, Eddie replaces the Pepperidge Farm goldfish with a real, live goldfish. So we took the fish-tank theme and some inspiration from Just a Pinch and made a single-serving fishbowl cocktail. Ours skips the sweet and sour mix and syrupy sodas in favor of a tangier spin.
Even with the tweaks we made to make it a little more natural, we still have to admit that we weren’t huge fans of this one; we can see how it’d be a crowd-pleaser at an ocean-themed party, but for us, it was simply too artificial. And by the end of our recording session, it really did look like an icky fish tank in need of a scrubbing! We did, however, enjoy the tropical elements of the coconut rum and pineapple juice. Maybe we’ll just stick with that next time and keep it simple.
But hey — who are we to separate you from what may just be (somehow) your Favorite Cocktail of All Time? So here’s the recipe for the Fishbowl cocktail.
Swim at your own risk.
1 ounce vodka
1 ounce coconut rum
½ ounce blue curacao
½ ounce lemon juice
½ ounce lime juice
2 ounces pineapple juice
Sparkling water as needed
Swedish Fish and Nerds candies
Pour Nerds candies into the bottom of a bowl-shaped glass. Fill the glass the rest of the way with ice.
Pour the vodka, rum, blue curacao, lemon juice, lime juice, and pineapple juice into the glass. Top with sparkling water to taste.
Arrange your Swedish Fish in the glass and serve.
Warning: Swedish Fish are bottom-dwellers. It might take some maneuvering to get them arranged in the glass.
Second Warning: It really does look like a scuzzy fish tank if you leave it sitting for a while.