Scorpion
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Scorpion
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.8 / 5
The Scorpion cocktail is a tantalizing blend that creates a harmonious balance between the sweet and citrus notes, making it a unique choice for those seeking a tropical-inspired drink. Its ... more The Scorpion cocktail is a tantalizing blend that creates a harmonious balance between the sweet and citrus notes, making it a unique choice for those seeking a tropical-inspired drink. Its combination of orange and lemon juice brings a bright, citrusy zest, while the inclusion of Cognac and gold rum layers in a complex, rich depth that's both smooth and inviting. The orgeat syrup, a sweet almond-flavored addition, further rounds out the drink, adding a subtle nuttiness that complements the cocktail’s overall profile. Typically served in a cocktail glass, the Scorpion is a captivating mix that promises a delightful drinking experience for those who enjoy a sophisticated, yet bold burst of flavors. With its appealing mix of ingredients, the Scorpion cocktail remains a popular choice for enthusiasts looking to explore a rich tapestry of taste within the world of mixed drinks.
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Orange juice
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13.42% | 2.12 units *
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Classic

Hurricane glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
cl
60ml 2oz 6cl
22.5ml ¾oz 2.3cl
30ml 1oz 3cl
30ml 1oz 3cl
15ml ½oz 1.5cl

Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Scorpion cocktail is an exotic journey with its rich blend of orange and lemon juices paired with Cognac and gold rum, creating a dance of sweet, citrus, and mildly smoky flavors that seduce the palate. The addition of orgeat syrup introduces a nutty undertone that beautifully rounds out the drink, enhancing the tropical experience and ensuring a smooth, memorable sip every time.

Method
How to make a Scorpion

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Begin by blending all the ingredients together, adding a 6oz scoop of crushed ice into the mixer for a smooth consistency
Once blended to perfection, pour your delightful concoction into a chilled glass, enhancing the overall drinking experience
To be environmentally friendly, serve your freshly made cocktail with sustainable straws, supporting eco-friendly practices
Savor the moment and enjoy the fruits of your mixology skills with each sip
Cheers to a well-crafted beverage that not only tastes great but also respects our planet!

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Scorpion cocktail?

The Scorpion cocktail is believed to have originated in the 1930s or 1940s in the Tiki culture, with various claims pointing to Trader Vic's or Don the Beachcomber as the creator. It's a tropical cocktail that has evolved over the years, with many variations existing today.

FAQ

Can the Scorpion cocktail be made in large batches for parties?

Yes, the Scorpion cocktail is an excellent choice for parties and can easily be prepared in large batches. You simply need to multiply the ingredients based on the number of servings you need, mix everything in a large container, and serve over ice in hurricane glasses. Adding fruit garnishes such as pineapple wedges or maraschino cherries can also enhance the presentation.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of rum is best to use in a Scorpion cocktail?

While the original recipe calls for gold rum, the choice of rum can vary based on personal preference or availability. Gold rum is utilized for its smooth flavor profile that complements the sweetness of the orgeat syrup and the tartness of the citrus juices. However, some might prefer dark rum for a deeper flavor or light rum for a lighter version of the cocktail.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Scorpion, and how can it be made?

Yes, a non-alcoholic version of the Scorpion can be made by substituting the cognac and rum with non-alcoholic alternatives like seedlip or other non-alcoholic spirits that imitate the flavor of rum and cognac. You can maintain the same proportions of orange juice, lemon juice, and orgeat syrup to preserve the cocktail's original flavor profile.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairs well with a Scorpion cocktail?

The Scorpion cocktail, with its tropical and citrus notes, pairs beautifully with a variety of foods. It goes particularly well with Asian-inspired dishes, seafood like shrimp or scallops, and grilled meats. The cocktail's sweetness and acidity can complement spicy dishes or balance out the richness of fried foods.

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