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The Scorpion

Posted by Reese on 2008-08-15 @ 06:06pm

No, not the stingy ones, the tasty ones. The Scorpion is truly an exemplar of the Tiki cocktail. This drink has an almost excessive amount of alcohol, fruit juice, and the aforementioned Orgeat. The combination of which results is a truly delightful cocktail that you would never guess has as much punch as it does.

I followed the recipe that Gary Regan lays out in the Joy of Mixology. Although, as you can see from the picture my float of 151 Rum didn’t float as nicely as I would have liked. In the future I’ll be sure to pour it over the back of a spoon to prevent mixing. The result of this float is a great Rum kick as you’re getting to the end of the drink. Please be warned that this cocktail can have side effects in some imbibers. Side effects can include a loss of balance, blurred vision and slurred speech. If you experience any of these effects please slow your rate of consumption. The Tiki gods will approve of this plan, I assure you.

The Scorpion
[Ingredients]
2 oz Light Rum (10 Cane)
1/2 oz Brandy (Germain-Robin)
2 oz Fresh Orange Juice
3/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Orgeat Syrup
1/2 oz 151-Proof Rum (Gosling's Black Seal)
[Directions]
1) Combine all ingredients, save the 151-Proof Rum, with ice
2) Shake well to combine
3) Strain into a highball glass
4) Float the 151-Proof Rum on top