Bikini Bottom Cocktail Recipe

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Bikini Bottom cocktail is a tropical delight, inspired by the vibrant underwater city from the beloved animated series, SpongeBob SquarePants. This cocktail is perfect for those who dream of a pineapple house under the sea or simply enjoy a fruity and refreshing drink.

  • Inspiration: The cocktail's name and tropical flavors pay homage to the colorful and whimsical world of Bikini Bottom.
  • Popularity: It's a hit at beach parties and summer gatherings, beloved by fans of the show and tropical drink enthusiasts alike.
  • Evolution: Over time, bartenders have put their own twist on the recipe, adjusting the ratios and adding different garnishes to enhance the presentation.

How Bikini Bottom Tastes?

The Bikini Bottom cocktail is a sweet and fruity concoction with a tropical twist. The mango and pineapple rums provide a smooth, sugary base with a hint of Caribbean flair, while the orange and papaya juices add a refreshing zest and a velvety texture to the drink.

Interesting facts about Bikini Bottom

  • The Bikini Bottom cocktail's vibrant color palette is reminiscent of a tropical sunset.
  • It's often served at themed parties, especially those celebrating the nautical and the whimsical.
  • The cocktail's fruity profile makes it a popular choice for disguising the taste of alcohol, making it a hit among those who prefer milder drinks.


  • Mango rum: 2 oz(60ml)
  • Pineapple rum: 2 oz(60ml)
  • Orange juice: 2 oz(60ml)
  • Papaya juice: 4 oz(120ml)
  • Ice cubes: As needed

Mango Rum

Mango rum adds a fruity, tropical twist that makes you feel like you're sunbathing at Bikini Bottom itself. The 2 oz measurement balances the drink - not too boozy, not too timid. Leave it out, and you'll miss the mango's sweet kiss.

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Pineapple Rum

Aloha! Pineapple rum brings the party to the pineapple under the sea. Again, 2 oz keeps things in harmony. Skip it, and you'll lose that 'hula' in your 'dance'. Substitutes? Go traditional with white rum, but you'll miss the pineapple pizzazz.

Emma Rose

Orange Juice

Here for the Vitamin Sea, this citrus delight adds zest and ties the tropical flavors together. Less, and your drink lacks brightness; more, and it might overpower the more delicate mango and papaya notes.

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Papaya Juice

4 oz because it's the smooth operator here, giving body and exotic sweetness. Without it, the cocktail would feel incomplete, like a beach without sand. No papaya? Try peach nectar for a different kind of sweet getaway.

Mary Mitkina

Ice Cubes

As needed - because nobody likes a warm cocktail, especially not in the paradise of bikini bottoms. They chill the story, keep it cool, and without them, well, it's no longer a cocktail, is it?

Emma Rose

Recipe. How to make Bikini Bottom Drink

  1. Fill a shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Pour 2 oz of mango rum and 2 oz of pineapple rum into the shaker.
  3. Add 2 oz of orange juice and 4 oz of papaya juice.
  4. Shake well until the mixture is chilled.
  5. Strain into a chilled highball glass filled with ice.
  6. Garnish with a slice of pineapple or a maraschino cherry on the rim.

Pro Tips

  • Chill the glass beforehand to keep the cocktail cooler for longer.
  • Use fresh juices whenever possible for a brighter, more authentic flavor.
  • A well-timed shake is key; too short won't chill it enough, too long and it'll dilute the flavors.

Perfect Pairings


Pair the Bikini Bottom cocktail with light seafood dishes, such as grilled shrimp, ceviche, or a fresh crab salad to complement the tropical flavors.


Opt for appetizers like coconut shrimp, mango salsa with tortilla chips, or pineapple glazed chicken skewers. These will enhance the cocktail's fruity notes without overpowering it.


Serve with desserts like key lime pie, coconut panna cotta, or a mango sorbet to finish on a sweet note that echoes the tropical character of the drink.

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What you could change in Bikini Bottom

  • Mango Rum: If unavailable, use coconut rum with a splash of mango nectar.
  • Pineapple Rum: White rum mixed with a bit of pineapple juice can be a substitute.
  • Papaya Juice: Mango juice or apricot nectar can be used if papaya juice is hard to find.

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Bikini Top

For a twist that's a little more modest, use coconut water instead of pineapple rum for a less boozy, more hydrating sip. The taste will be lighter, with the coconut adding a mellow creaminess.

  • 2 oz Mango Rum
  • 4 oz Coconut Water
  • 2 oz Orange Juice
  • 4 oz Papaya Juice
  • Ice Cubes

Shake and strain into a glass with ice, garnishing with a pinch of grated nutmeg.

Deep Sea Dive

Go deep with a shot of blue curaçao to create a mesmerizing ocean blue drink. The orange-flavored liqueur will add a hint of bitterness and the drink will look as mysterious as the depths of the ocean.

  • 2 oz Mango Rum
  • 1 oz Pineapple Rum
  • 1 oz Blue Curaçao
  • 2 oz Orange Juice
  • 4 oz Papaya Juice
  • Ice Cubes

Shake, strain, serve in a glass with ice, and garnish with a sprig of mint.

The Starfish

Add a star anise to the shaker for a spice that's as unique as a starfish's shape. The palate will enjoy a subtle warmth and licorice-like touch, making the cocktail even more exotic.

  • 2 oz Mango Rum
  • 2 oz Pineapple Rum
  • 2 oz Orange Juice
  • 4 oz Papaya Juice
  • 1 Star Anise
  • Ice Cubes

Shake with the star anise inside, strain into a glass with ice, and garnish with an orange twist.

In case you forgot basics how to make Bikini Bottom

Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Bikini Bottom

Can I make the Bikini Bottom cocktail non-alcoholic?

Yes, you can create a non-alcoholic version by substituting the mango and pineapple rums with mango and pineapple juices or flavored syrups.

What type of glass is best for serving the Bikini Bottom cocktail?

A highball glass is traditionally used for serving the Bikini Bottom cocktail to accentuate its vibrant colors and allow ample room for ice.

Is the Bikini Bottom suitable for a large party?

Absolutely, this cocktail can be made in large batches and served in a punch bowl for parties and events.

How can I make the Bikini Bottom cocktail ahead of time?

Mix all the non-alcoholic ingredients ahead of time and store them in the fridge. Add the rums and ice just before serving to keep it fresh and chilled.

What food pairs well with the Bikini Bottom cocktail?

Light appetizers like shrimp cocktail, coconut crusted chicken tenders, or fresh fruit skewers complement the tropical flavors of this cocktail.

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