Scorpion Bowl- How to Make a Scorpion Cocktail

by MaggiePowell

A Scorpion is so much fun! It's served in a bowl with several long straws, so you can share with friends (or not....) This delicious drink has a sting!

Order a Scorpion in a good Tiki Bar, and they will serve this delicious Cocktail up in a flat bowl with long straws. The act of sharing the drink from a communal bowl is a sign of hospitality in the South Seas (here it's more of a game of who-can-get-the-most-before-it's-gone!)

Like most Tiki drinks, the Scorpion is a Rum based drink. It does have loads of fruit juices, for flavor, and Brandy for sting!

Serve up a Scorpion Bowl in your home at your next gathering.... or make individual Scorpions (the recipe is also included), and everyone will agree that you are the perfect host/hostess.

Scorpion Recipe- Drink a Bowl Of Scorpion

Bonus Points if You Serve it in a Flaming Bowl!!!

Scorpion BowlAny 6 cup water tight container will hold the Scorpion, so go ahead and use a fish bowl or pasta bowl if that's all you have. It just looks so cool when it's served in a special Tiki Bowl with a gardenia floating in the middle. And a Scorpion is a show stopper when you serve it in a volcano bowl with flames!!!

Mix the drink up and set it in the middle of the table, hand everyone a straw and stand back!

This cold and tasty drink is loaded with rum and fruit juice (fresh squeezed please), with just a sting of Brandy. 



6 oz. Silver Rum (I Like Malibu Silver Rum)

6 oz. Orange Juice

4 oz. Lemon Juice

1 1/2 oz. Orgeat Syrup**

1 oz. Brandy

3 Cups Crushed Ice for mixing

1 cup ice cubes for the bowl

Garnish with a gardenia....

Or set aflame with Bacardi 151...(instructions below)



Get out your Blender....

Put the rum, orange juice, lemon juice, orgeat syrup, brandy and crushed ice in to blender bowl. Blend a few seconds until combined.

Pour into the serving bowl... top off with a few ice cubes and the flower garnish.

Hand out long straws (4 max....)


**sweet almond flavored syrup found in many Tiki Drinks


32 Oz. Scorpion Bowls

Scorpion Bowls with a Volcano Center
Volcano Center Drink Bowl

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32 Ounce Ceramic Flaming Volcano Hula Girl Tiki Drink Bowl

Colorful ceramic volcano bowl features a hula dancer on one side. It measures 8" wide x 4-3/4" tall and holds about 32 ounces. There is a depression in the top to hold flammable...

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48 oz. Scorpion Bowl

When You Want MORE!
Volcano Drink Bowl 48oz.

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History of the Scorpion Cocktail

You Didn't think You'd Get Away Without a Little History Lesson, Did You?

According to song and legend, the Scorpion was first poured in the Hula Hut on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii. 

Victor Bergeron, Trader Vic himself, discovered it, tweaked it, supersized it, and started serving the Scorpion in a 48 ounce bowl at Trader Vic's in Oakland, California. 

There were three different official Scorpion Recipes at Trader Vic's, the final incarnation was produced in the 1970's.

Today, sadly, most places create a poor imitation. This recipe is the Real Deal.

OOOOOHHHHHHHHHH!!! Playing with Fire is FUN

A Special Scorpion Bowl will Have a Volcano in the Middle... Pour 151 in and light it on FIRE (Please Use Caution...)
Scorpion Bowl with FLAMES
Scorpion Bowl with FLAMES

Long White Straws

18" White Plastic Drinking Straws - 200 pieces

Extra long plastic drinking straws perfect for volcano bowl and scorpion bowl cocktails.

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Long Colorful Straws

18" Neon Colored Straws - 200 pieces

Extra long plastic drinking straws perfect for volcano bowl and scorpion bowl cocktails.

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Watch To See How to Make A Scorpion Bowl

Around Minute 5 You Will See How to Start the Flame!

Orgeat (Almond) Syrup

A Great Addition to Your Home Bar
Amoretti Premium Syrup, Almond Orgeat, 25.4 Ounce

Proudly made in Southern California from natural ingredients, with no artificial flavors or colors, no artificial sweeteners, no trans-fats, and no high fructose corn syrup. Alm...

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What is Orgeat?**

Almond Syrup

Orgeat is a delicious Almond Syrup that is essential for many Tiki Drinks... like Mai Tais and Scorpions. 

It's also a great addition for Coffee and Cocoa.

Scorpion Cocktail for One


 You are alone, or no one else wants a Scorpion. Making an entire bowl seems greedy... what do you do?


Make a single Scorpion... and enjoy


Just be sure to watch out for the sting!!


Single Scorpion Ingredients

2 oz. Malibu Silver Rum

1 oz. Brandy

2 oz. Orange Juice

1 1/2 oz. Lemon Juice

1/2 oz. Orgeat Syrup

1 cup Crushed Ice (for mixing)

Few Ice Cubes (for the glass)

Garnish... Gardenia or a Paper Parasol



Combine the rum, brandy, juices, syrup and crushed ice in a blender. Pulse it a few times to combine.

Pour into your favorite Tiki Glass... top it off with a few ice cubes and a garnish.


Prefer Drinking Your Tiki Drinks Alone?

This Set of Tiki Glasses Lets Everyone Have their OWN Drink
Lancaster Colony 04-07991 14 Oz Tiki Mug, Glass - 24 / CS - Case = 24

Lancaster Colony 14 Oz Tiki Mug, GlassBring the feel of island living to your home or restaurant with this 14 oz tiki mug.Material: Glass Capacity: 14 Oz 403060 - Case = 24

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After a Few Scorpion Bowls, Remember....

What Happens in the Tiki Hut, Stays in the Tiki Hut
The Tiki Hut
Updated: on 06/07/2014, MaggiePowell
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Are You Prepared for the Sting of a Scorpion?

happynutritionist on 09/01/2014

Oh my, it sounded like something that would be suited to a halloween party when I first read the title, but it seems to have quite a history.

Rose on 11/16/2013

It sounds pretty potent. I might serve it on New Years Eve...

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