Retro Tiki Cocktail: Scorpion Bowl

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Classic Scorpion Bowl Recipe

Today the Scorpion Bowl is known as a combination of rums, vodkas and fruit juices that are served in Chinese restaurants. A large drink, they are typically served in a large bowl. Slices of fruit, straws and decorative umbrellas are usually added.

Cocktail for Four The Scorpion Bowl

According to their Trader Vic’s Las Vegas website, the Trader Vic’s restaurant chain claims to have invented the Scorpion Bowl as a “communal” drink. At 48 ounces, the Scorpion Bowl was intended as a drink to be shared by four people. One thing is for certain: with the flaming volcano bowl, great cocktails and some Polynesian style food—you have the makings for a terrific Tiki party.

Scorpion Bowl
2 ounces gin
1 ounce dark rum
2 ounces light rum
2 ounces Demerara rum
2 ounces vodka
2 ounces grenadine
4 ounces orange juice
4 ounces pineapple juice

Fill a pitcher with 10 ounces of ice. Add liquors. Mix in juice and grenadine. Makes 2 to 5 servings. Pour into a Scorpion or Volcano bowl and serve with fresh fruit (pineapple, cherries and/or orange slices) and straws.


Last updated: Jun 27, 2011
Filed under: Retro Food and Recipes Tagged with: hawaiian cocktail, polynesian cocktail, retro drink recipe, scorpion bowl