Cradles of Life

A variation on the classic "Scorpion" bowl made famous at the Kon-Tiki in Tuscon, Arizona. Karin "Cobra" Stanley's very own blend of silver and spiced rums, fresh citrus, house-made orgeat, and Angostura bitters is regally garnished with an inverted lime wedge and blessed with a dollop of Green Chartreuse. This is what happens when you play with fire.

Polynesian Paralysis

2 oz martinique rum
1/2 oz lemon
1 oz pineapple juice
1 oz orange juice
1/4 oz simple syrup
1/2 oz oregat
Shake and strain into mini scorpion bowl.
garnish with an orange slice & a cherry


2 oz. silver rum
1 oz. passion fruit juice
1/2 oz. lemon
1 oz. grenadine
Shake.  Pour into mini-scorpion bowl.  Garnish with flaming lemon shell.
Circa 1970…  Batik Bar, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

Kelbo’s Scorpion

1 oz dark Coruba rum
3/4 oz cognac
3/4 oz orange juice
1/2 oz lime juice
1/2 oz gin
1/2 oz passion fruit syrup
1/2 oz orgeat
Shake.  Pour into mini scorpion bowl.
Circa 1950’s…  Kelbo’s.

Cradle of Life

1 oz. spiced rum
1 oz. white rum
3/8 oz. lemon
3/8 oz. lime
3/4 oz. oj
1/2 oz. house-made orgeat
Two dashes of Angostura bitters
Dry shake, and strain into a double old fashioned glass over crushed ice. Garnish with an inverted lime shell filled with 1/2 oz. of Green Chartreuse. Set Chartreuse ablaze, and serve.
Karin Stanley, Dutch Kills