The Sinking Feeling: A 47 Meters Down Inspired Recipe

Cocktails | Horror Movies | Halloween | Inspired by 47 Meters Down, The Sinking Feeling is a delicious update to the classic Shark Bite Cocktail [Sponsored] 2geekshoweat.comWe received a review copy of 47 Meters Down to help with creating The Sinking Feeling.

Fall is officially here! You know what that means? Halloween is soon upon us! At Geeks Who Eat Headquarters that means it is time to start thinking about horror movie inspired recipes (not like we aren’t thinking about them all year). We’re jumping into the water (pun intended) with a cocktail inspired by the latest in shark horror, 47 Meters Down. 47 Meters Down is a new take on the traditional shark movie. Therefore, we wanted to create our own version of the classic Shark Bite cocktail.

In 47 Meters Down, sisters Lisa (Mandy Moore, ”This is Us”) and Kate (Claire Holt, ”The Originals”) become trapped at the bottom of the ocean when a diving expedition to observe sharks goes horribly wrong. When the cable attaching the cage sinks to the bottom of the ocean, the sisters must figure out a way to get back to safety battling injuries, lack of oxygen, and worst of all, bloodthirsty, great white sharks.

We actually really enjoyed this movie. Sure, it suffers in parts from a lack of realism, but what horror movie doesn’t? The fact that the movie takes place almost entirely underwater is really unique to the genre. Also unique, is the lack of gore. For once, 47 Meters down is a horror movie that doesn’t suffer from a PG-13 rating.

Now onto the cocktail! The Sinking Feeling is a riff on the classic Shark Bite cocktail. Much like 47 Meters Down is a new take on the shark horror genre, we wanted our cocktail to do the same. Instead of rum, we used mezcal to tone the sweet factor way down. Also, instead of focusing on the grenadine as blood, we let it sink to the bottom creating the look of ocean depth.

We hope you enjoyed our mini-review and recipe! What is your favorite horror movie featuring a shark? Let us know in the comments below or tag us on social media! Also, be sure to visit all through next month for a TON of horror movie inspired recipes! 47-meters-down-poster

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The Sinking Feeling: A 47 Meters Down Inspired Recipe

Yield: 1 cocktail


  • 1.5 oz Mezcal
  • 1 oz Blue Curacao (We used Mr. Stacks for its darker blue color)
  • .75 oz Lime Juice
  • A splash of Grenadine
  • Swedish Fish for garnish


  • Combine first 3 ingredients in a shaker.
  • Shake and strain over crushed ice.
  • Add your desired amount of grenadine (don't add too much or it will not taste great).
  • Garnish with Swedish Fish.
  • Serve.
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7 thoughts on “The Sinking Feeling: A 47 Meters Down Inspired Recipe

  1. Ya, young women at the bottom of the ocean, no one around, sharks…what could go wrong? Classic! lol This cocktail is definitely spooky with it’s fun deep moody blue color. Perfect for this movie or a Halloween party.

  2. That movie sounds like my worst nightmare! I’m already terrified of seaweed touching my foot when I’m in the ocean….anyways. lol That drink sounds delicious and I love the blue color.

  3. It’s always a good time for a horror movie! Haven’t seen a good one with sharks in a while (Sharknado doesn’t count :P), and love the taste of blue curacao! Will keep this recipe for when after baby is born 😉

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