10 Great Gift Ideas for Behind the Bar

Thanksgiving is nearly here. That's quickly followed by the Black Friday shopping frenzy for the perfect holiday gifts for everyone on your list. In our circle of friends, we know a lot of bartenders, both the professional and the at-home just-for-fun kind. Today Savage Scorpions has a few great gift ideas for those people in particular. (You may even want to grab a few of these for your own bar while you're at it!) 

Any occasion where gifts are given is a perfect opportunity to stock up the recipient's bar with their favorite bottles of alcohol. (If you drink with them often, you can even sneak your own favorite bottles into the present!) Around the holidays, it's easy to find gift sets that offer both the bottle of alcohol and something extra, like drinking glasses. Two gifts in one!    

Beer Making Kit
Encourage someone to branch out into making their own booze with a craft beer-making kit. This may be the tiny push they need to become interested in the hobby enou…

Creative Cocktails to Serve at the Thanksgiving Table

People generally start thinking about food recipes when Thanksgiving is mentioned. You're going to need a few delicious drink recipes on hand too so your guests have something tasty to wash the meal down with. On that subject, Savage Scorpions has you covered! 

Today we've gathered a few creative cocktail recipes that will pair nicely with Thanksgiving dinner. Beyond that meal, if you're hosting guests in your home for the entire extended holiday weekend, you're probably going to want your bar stocked up and ready. 

For instance, if you're tackling any Black Friday shopping, a few scorpion shots may be just what you need to brave those crowds! Adding our unique drink ingredient to any beverages, or foods for that matter, you serve to guests is bound to make the experience a lot more memorable. Simply add Savage Scorpions to the ingredients list on any of the following recipes for a holiday nobody will forget!  

Bourbon Pecan Pie Cocktail


Can a Shot Really Warm You Up? Whiskey Myths - Debunked

Many believe that a straight shot of whiskey can warm you up on a cold day. People say a few different things about whiskey that, over time, have become exaggerated and in some cases, simply are not true. Savage Scorpions did some research for you to clear up a few of those myths.

Does drinking alcohol warm you up?
A shot of whiskey, whether it's a scorpion shot or just the whiskey alone, seems to give your body a type of "hot flash." It starts with a light fiery feeling in your belly and radiates out from there. 

This leads many to believe that a shot of whiskey on a cold night is all you need to warm yourself up. On the contrary, drinking alcohol actually has the opposite effect. Even though you may feel warmer, your actual core body temperature has been lowered. 

Alcohol dilates vessels which allows blood to move closer to the surface of the skin. The initial flow of blood gives the illusion of warmth but since it has been pulled toward your skin and away from your core, …

How Do You Drink Your Savage Scorpion?

With Savage Scorpions, the possibilities are endless. The only limit is your own imagination. Once our unique drink ingredient arrives, there are quite a few ways that you can incorporate them into your favorite liquor and, as a matter of fact, they work wonderfully on food too. 

Just in case you're stumped about how to get started with your Savage Scorpions, here's a little guidance to get you going. 

To Chew or Not To Chew?
This is a debate among many taking a scorpion shot. You can drink the entire contents of the glass in one big gulp, letting the little guy slide on down your throat in one piece. 

Of course, for the more daring, you can savor the moment by chomping down on the Savage Scorpion before swallowing it. That's the best way to make the magical moment last a little longer and show how truly savage you can be! It's all up to the drinker and both ways get the job done nicely.  

The most popular way to enjoy Savage Scorpions is in a shot glass along with yo…

Scorpions Really Aren't That Scary - They're Savage!

Some people think scorpions are scary, but on the contrary, they're pretty awesome! We're not just talking about our Savage Scorpions (although some people look scared to try a scorpion shot and they are also savagely awesome!) Even before we quality-process our unique drink ingredient, scorpions out in the wild are very intriguing creatures that you probably don't need to be afraid of. Check out some of our favorite scorpion fun facts below. 

They Glow in the Dark!
More precisely, scorpions naturally glow under UV lighting. Fluorescent chemicals are present in the exoskeleton of a scorpion. That means that we don't need to do anything special or chemically-induced to Savage Scorpions. They're just naturally super cool that way! A fun fact that makes them an excellent addition to any party. 

They Can "Hold" Their Breath
Scorpions can stay submerged underwater for up to 48 hours! They have book lungs much like horseshoe crabs. Technically they are not holding …

Creative Drink Ideas for a Savage Halloween Party

Halloween is almost here! That means it's time to start making plans to throw a savagely exciting Halloween party, either at your home or in your bar or restaurant. Savage Scorpions fit in perfectly with the atmosphere of a Halloween bash. 

Today's blog has a few ghoulishly good drink recipes that our creative cocktail ingredient is right at home inside. There's even a shot recipe at the end that can be turned into a clever "trick AND treat" scorpion shot if you're feeling sneaky! 

Jekyll & Gin

Not only does this drink have a great Halloween name, but it includes easy-to-get ingredients. The best part is the double nature of this drink, much like it's Jekyll & Hyde inspiration. If you choose to garnish it with a glow stick as the recipe suggests, it lights up! In daylight, it appears to be a lovely coral color but under a black light, it will glow. Our Savage Scorpions also naturally glow under a black light, so the two together c…

Costume & Cocktail Pairings for a Supremely Savage Halloween

Every Halloween you probably rack your brain trying to think of the best costume to impress your friends that still makes you look great. In our opinion, the perfect accessory is what you need to really put your costume over the top, and in this case, Savage Scorpions is focusing on the drink that your Halloween character will be carrying around all evening. Here are a few perfect Halloween costume & cocktail pairings to try out this year. 

Vampire is a classic Halloween costume, and you'll stay completely in character when you drink "Bloody" Marys all night long. Don't forget to put in the sharp teeth and add a bit of fake blood dribbling from your lips. This is also the perfect cocktail if you decide to go out as a zombie.

If you're a tequila lover, you might consider dressing up as the lime or the salt that is often served alongside it. Bonus points if you dress someone up as a Savage Scorpion to make it a scorpion shot
Another great ide…