Rum • Sweet
Scorpion Bowl

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While a Scorpion Bowl may not contain any actual scorpions, the large format cocktail is still seriously dangerous. Easy to drink and served in massive proportions, it purportedly gets its name from the “sting” you feel the morning after indulging one—so proceed with caution. Although there are infinite variations, the core ingredients of this tiki staple are rum, orange juice, orgeat, gin and, of course, a flaming shot of 151 roaring like an active volcano out of the center of the typically ornate ceramic bowl. We recommended drinking it with long straws and lots of friends.

The Essentials

Dark Rum
The Details


8 oz Gin
4 oz Dark Rum
4 oz Cognac
4 oz Pineapple Juice
4 oz Orange Juice
2 oz White Wine
4 dashes Bitters
3 Orange Slices
2 oz 151 Rum


  • Add all ingredients except for the garnishes to a large bowl and whisk together to incorporate.
  • Fill a punch bowl or a traditional Scorpion bowl halfway with crushed ice. Pour the cocktail over the crushed ice.
  • Float the flowers and orange slices on top of the drink.
  • If you are using a Scorpion bowl, pour the 151 into the center and light it using a long lighter. If you are using a standard punch bowl, omit the 151.

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