Scorpion Recipe

. Jessica Leibowitz

This individually-sized Scorpion was adapted by Jeff Berry and Annene Kaye for Beachbum Berry's Grog Log based on an original drink by Trader Vic from the 1950s. We can't get enough: it's tart and fresh, lightly sweet, and nicely spiked with a mixture of light Puerto Rican rum and brandy. Have fun with the garnishes: throw on the edible flowers, pineapple wedges, cherries, limes, lemons...or make a huge batch and serve it in a Scorpion or flaming Volcano bowl with lots of straws.

Beachbum Berry's Tiki App+ is a great resource for tiki recipes; it collects over 150 recipes from his books including Grog Log, Intoxica!, and Sippin' Safari,. It's searchable by ingredient and allows you to add your own notes on the recipes you use.

We like the orgeat from Small Hand Foods, but you can also make your own at home.

Recipe Details

Scorpion Recipe

Active 5 mins
Total 5 mins
Serves 1 serving


  • 2 ounces fresh orange juice

  • 1 1/2 ounces fresh lemon juice

  • 1/2 ounce orgeat syrup

  • 2 ounces light Puerto Rican rum

  • 1 ounce brandy

  • 1 cup crushed ice


  1. Put all ingredients in a blender and blend for 10 seconds. Pour unstrained into a double old fashioned glass or wide brandy snifter. Garnish as desired.

Special Equipment


Nutrition Facts (per serving)
276 Calories
1g Fat
20g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 276
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 26mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 49mg 244%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 183mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)