Beware of the Scorpion’s lethal sting. Joanne Sasvari photo

Originally a blender drink from Beachbum Berry, and traditionally served as a bowl for six with a gardenia garnish at Trader Vic’s, the Scorpion makes a terrific single-serving shaken drink, too. Just beware of its lethal sting.

• 2 oz light rum
• 1 oz brandy
• 1.5 oz orange juice
• 0.5 oz lemon juice
• 0.75 oz orgeat

Put all ingredients, along with a cup of crushed ice, in a blender and blend for 10 seconds. Pour unstrained into the glassware of your choice and garnish as desired.

Alternatively, place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a wide, shallow coupe or goblet, add a handful of crushed ice and garnish with a gardenia or orchid. Serves 1.

—Adapted from Beachbum Berry’s Grog Log

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