Summer Fish Bowl Drink

As college girls, we may have encountered a fish bowl or two… and hopefully remembered the tale. But regardless, fish bowls make the perfect summer drink because they’re refreshingly sweet and can be shared with friends on a hot summer night. And the great thing about fish bowls you make yourself? The amount of alcohol you put in is completely up to you. We may have learned a thing or two from that past experience.

What you need

  • 5 ounces of vodka
  • 5 ounces of Malibu rum
  • 3 ounces of blue Curacao
  • 6 ounces of sweet-and-sour mix
  • A handful of gummy Swedish fish
  • 1/2 cup of Nerds candy
  • 3 slices of lime
  • 3 slices of lemon
  • 3 slices of orange
  • 16 ounces of Sprite
  • 16 ounces of pineapple juice
  • Don’t forget the fish bowl!



  1. Sprinkle the Nerds candy at the bottom of the bowl. This makes the “gravel” for your fish!
  2. Fill the bowl with ice to about one or two inches below the rim, adding in the Swedish fish as you go
  3. Add all of the above ingredients
  4. Stick in several 18-inch straws. Note: when you insert the straws, make sure to not press them into the gravel
  5. Enjoy!

Please note that the amount of alcohol for this recipe is completely adjustable, simply play with the amounts. If you decide to forgo a few ounces of alcohol, simply add in more Sprite.


What do you think?

Have you tried this recipe? What is your favorite summer drink? Let us know in the comments section below!

avatar Author: Anna Patrick


  1. avatar Gill says:

    What does blue curacao taste like? And the sweet and sour is it nice? I’m wanting the make a fish bowl bug wondering if anyone’s used any other drinks than the usual

  2. avatar Stacy Potts says:

    Any liquor store or grocery store has it.

  3. avatar deanna says:

    Yeahhhh where do you buy the sweet and sour mix.

  4. avatar Denise says:

    If I wanted to make this for a big party, kinder like a jungle juice, how much of everything would I need. Like bid I was gonna use the entire bottle of vodka.

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  6. avatar Emily says:

    This is not blue. This is green. Why is it green?

  7. avatar Erin says:

    Does anybody know of a way to make this with out the pineapple juice??? im allergic and this looks really REALLY good!!

    • avatar Stacy Potts says:

      You could sub with either oj or just leave out the pineapple all together.Personally I would leave out the pineapple and just use more sour mix and sprite.

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