Only one sting of Scorpion, please, and…

I interested very much for compose overpowering drink last summer. I try many variations of Hurricane (from 2 oz to 8 oz of rum), Mai Tai, Fog Cutter… But I missed one interesting drink – Scorpion. Is modern classic cocktail was invented somewhere in California (it is right?). It is very refreshing taste and effect like scorpion sting (but no deathful). Unfortunately I don`t have time for good investigation of this cocktail.

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Scorpion

60 ml light or gold rum
30 ml brandy
15 ml orgeat
60 ml fresh orange juice
45 ml fresh lemon juice
Blend with a lot of ice. Serve in highball glass with ice, garnish with flag and something like this…

I use Angostura 1919 Premium rum from Trinidad and 100 g of crushed ice. The result is extremely tasty and refreshing.

Tequila Fresa

Another beautifull strawberry cocktail for St. Valentins Day (or 8 March Day…).

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Tequila Fresa

45 ml tequila
20 ml strawberry liqueur
15 ml fresh lime juice
2 dash orange bitters
Shake. Cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon twist and strawberry.

Admirable!

Actually I don`t have orange bitters in my liquor cabinet. Therefor I prepare a substitute of it as described here.