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