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Fins Up – A Low Calorie Cocktail for Shark Week

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Do you remember waaaayyyyyy back when and one of the cable networks introduced Shark Week? It was a somewhat clever ploy, and brought a week of themed programming to the channel.  People that were really into sharks tuned in, and those that weren’t watched something else, I suppose.

Fins Up cocktail

Fast forward 10 or 12 years, and Shark Week is like a major event now.  I mean, people are seriously making plans to get together and watch TV.  Say whaaatttt????  If you’re having a Shark Week get together, I have the perfect cocktail for you! It’s called Fins Up, and is a low calorie cocktail, too.

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Fins Up cocktail

Fins Up – A Low Calorie Cocktail for Shark Week

Do you remember waaaayyyyyy back when and one of the cable networks introduced Shark Week? It was a somewhat clever ploy, and brought a week of themed programming to the channel.  People that were really into sharks tuned in, and those that weren’t watched something else, I suppose. Fast forward 10 or 12 years, and…

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