This potent concoction is a faux Polynesian classic from the South Seas. It owes its existence to Don the Beachcomber, the father of tiki mixology. A close cousin to the Mai Tai and the Zombie, the Scorpion was frequently served in a huge communal tiki bowl and bedecked with gardenias and long straws.
- Light or Gold Rum – 2 ounces
- Brandy – 1/2 ounce
- Dry Vermouth – 1/2 ounce
- Fresh Orange Juice – 1 1/2 ounces
- Fresh Lemon Juice – 1 1/2 ounces
- Almond-flavored Syrup – 1/2 ounce
- Pineapple Spear
- Maraschino Cherry
- Edible Flower (orange blossom, gardenia) – optional
- Shake all the liquid ingredients vigorously with ice.
- Strain into a large ice-filled wineglass.
- Garnish with the skewered pineapple and cherry.
- Float the flower on top.