Fish Bowl How to

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This is another party drink that cleverly combines ingredients to look like a fish bowl, complete with gummy fish.  The recipe and approach to making this drink is similar to the dirty fish bowl drink recipe.  The main difference is that this recipe uses pineapple juice rather than orange juice, so has a more tropical taste.

To really get the best out of this drink, you want to have some fun with the presentation.  Think about what gummy critters you want to add.  Although the recipe suggests gummy fish, you could add gummy snakes or gummy frogs.  Mix up the colors and make your fish bowl punch something to behold.

Being a sweet punch, you want to make sure it’s served cold so chill the ingredients prior to mixing.  Use a little ice when making up the punch but not too much as you don’t want the ice melting and making the punch watery.  Try to have ice on hand to add to your glasses with the punch instead.



  • 1/2 cup Nerds candy
  • 1/2 gallon fish bowl
  • 1/3 cup blue Curacao
  • ½ cup of white rum
  • ½ cup coconut flavored rum (eg Malibu)
  • 2/3 cup of homemade sweet and sour mix (see below)
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 2 cups 7-Up
  • 5 slices of both lime and lemon
  • gummy snakes/frogs/fish/sharks



Make the gravel for your fish bowl by spreading the nerds candy across the bottom of your punch bowl.  Add a little ice and then all of your ingredients (making sure they are cold).  Float the slices of lemon and lime on the top of the punch.  Add your gummy critters.

To make the sweet and sour mix, use ¼ cup of warm water to dissolve a ¼ cup of sugar.  When the sugar is completely dissolved, add a ¼ cup fresh lemon juice and a ¼ cup of fresh lime juice.  Refrigerate until cold.