The Scorpion is a very popular tiki cocktail and, like most tiki drinks, there are many ways to make it. At the heart of almost every Scorpion recipe is a lot of rum, a little brandy, some orange juice and often a bit of pineapple.
What You’ll Need
- 1 1/2 bottles rum (Brugal Anejo Rum is recommended)
- 2 ounces gin
- 2 ounces brandy
- 1/2 bottle white wine
- 16 ounces lemon juice
- 8 ounces orange juice
- 8 ounces orgeat
- 2 sprigs fresh mint
Bergeron’s method for making his Scorpion is delightfully simple. Notice how he suggests letting it set for two hours. This allows for proper dilution and brings the punch’s strength down while taming the flavors so it’s perfectly enjoyable. Many punch recipes would do well with the same treatment.
- Combine all of the ingredients and pour the punch over cracked ice.
- Allow it to stand for two hours.
- Add more ice and garnish with gardenias.