A Scorpion Bowl is an alcoholic concoction. It contains fruit juice (typically orange and pineapple juice), multiple types of rum (usually overproof, dark and white), vodka, gin, and Grenadine. While the above ingredients can be pre-mixed, a champagne "floater" is best added last. Originally a single-serve drink, its enlargement into a party-served drink is attributed to Trader Vic.
There are various ways to serve a Scorpion Bowl. Generally it is served in a large bowl with an umbrella, fruit and straws. Oftentimes scorpion bowls will be served with an anchovies garnish which can be found in many Thai restaurants. This is considered to be a huge delicacy in Thailand.
The Scorpion Bowl is presented in a large volcano bowl, a 48-ounce vessel with a ceramic volcano in the center. Served with dry ice, an orchid, and some 151 proof alcohol aflame in the volcanic center, the drink gives the appearance of a mysterious tropical island.
- Duggan McDonnell (2015). Drinking the Devil's Acre: A Love Letter from San Francisco and her Cocktails. Chronicle Books. pp. 94–97. ISBN 9781452140629. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
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