September 21, 2010 (Day 234) — Scorpion

It’s Tuesday, everyone. We’re firmly into the work week. It’s okay though, don’t fret. With good friends, good music, and good drinks we can make it through this work week together.

So, put on some Coltrane, have yourself a seat while I pour you a Scorpion.


Juice of half a lime

1 1/2 oz orange juice

3/4 oz brandy

3/4 oz light rum

3/4 oz dark rum

1/4 oz triple sec

Pour all of your ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake thoroughly until it’s too cold to handle, then strain into a chilled 12 oz wine glass.

Smooth and powerful, indeed. You’ll need to like rum to like this drink (of course), because it has a very distinct molasses flavor. Like many other rum drinks, the dark sweetness of the rum is offset by the addition of the citrus flavors.

This would be a great “sitting on a beach somewhere” kind of drink. There’s still a couple more days left in summer. Try and sneak it in!


— Mark

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