It’s a whole new world of flavors with this Little Mermaid cocktail shot! This cocktail is inspired by the classic Disney movie The Little Mermaid through its color and ingredients. 

Little Mermaid Cocktail Shot

little mermaid cocktail shot

The colors layered remind us of Ariel’s beautiful mermaid tail and instantly brings us back to our childhood as she sings about wanting to be where the people are. If you are planning a mermaid themed party, or just wanting to experiment and try a fun shot recipe we highly suggest this one! Check out our full ingredients and instructions on how to make our Little Mermaid cocktail shot below. 

How to Make This Drink a Mocktail


The option of turning any drink into a mocktail is always a must these days, that way everyone can enjoy a fun themed drink, even kids when you are hosting or making a fun evening out of it. How perfect would these look at a mermaid themed party? To turn these Little mermaid cocktail shots into a mocktail shot simply remove the alcohol. When it comes to replacing we have a few suggestions. 

For your blue curacao we suggest a simple orange juice switch out since grenadine is just a liquor made with orange bitter peels. You can always add a splash of bitters if you want but we feel just the orange juice will do, however since orange juice is a very different color than blue curacao we suggest adding a few drops of blue food coloring to this drink. For replacing the pineapple rum you can double up your pineapple juice or you can add ½ oz of coke. 

Lastly, to substitute grenadine we suggest pomegranate juice since this is one of the main flavors found in this type of liquor. This will create a delicious fruity mocktail everyone can enjoy. As we mentioned above the color scheme may look different so play with some coloring or swap for other fruit juices. You really can’t go wrong with fruit juices. 

two glasses with little mermaid shot cocktail

Little Mermaid Cocktail Garnish Tips


Garnishing isn’t often seen on shot glasses but if you are planning an Under the Sea mermaid themed party you could get a little fancy. Adding some edible sparkles to the top of this drink will add some magic to your shot and everyone will get a kick out of it. Fruit is always a  classic too, orange slices, pineapple pieces, or even some limes would all work well with these flavors. Another fun idea if you want to have something for your mocktails, or even the regular shots, are some cool whip and gummies shaped like underwater creatures like whales and sharks. Don’t be afraid to get creative and have some fun!

Yield: 2 shot glasses
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Grenadine Liqueur
  • ½ oz Pineapple Rum
  • ½ oz Pineapple Juice
  • 1 oz Blue Curacao
blue green and purple cocktail recipe

Directions:

  • Pour Grenadine Liquor into a shot glass, filling it about 2/3 of the way.
  • In a small glass mix the pineapple rum and pineapple juice
  • Drizzle in a small amount of pineapple mixture onto a spoon and layer on top of the Grenadine layer.
  • Drizzle in a small amount of Blue Curacao onto a spoon and layer on top of the Pineapple layer.
Little Mermaid Cocktail Shot

Little Mermaid Cocktail Shot

Yield: 2 shot glasses
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Grenadine Liquor
  • ½ oz Pineapple Rum
  • ½ oz Pineapple Juice
  • 1 oz Blue Curacao

Instructions

    1. Pour Grenadine Liquor into a shot glass, filling it about 2/3 of the way.
    2. In a small glass mix the pineapple rum and pineapple juice
    3. Drizzle in a small amount of pineapple mixture onto a spoon and layer on top of the
    4. Grenadine layer.
    5. Drizzle in a small amount of Blue Curacao onto a spoon and layer on top of the
    6. Pineapple layer

About The Author

Skip to Recipe
Scroll to Top