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5 Refreshing Bourbon Cocktails to Try This Summer

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With the summer heat starting to take off, we are always in the mood for a refreshing cocktail.  We love a good bourbon, but some of the traditional bourbon cocktails are not quite what we're in the mood for on a hot summer day.  We've found a few twists on the classics, and some fun new recipes to cool you down.  But if you still want to spice up your summer fun, don't forget to add a Savage Scorpion.  Whether you use them as a creative cocktail garnish or save them for your tequila shots, they are sure to bring the fun.

Mint Julep Sweet Tea
From SouthernLiving.com

Two classic southern favorites come together to make an easy and refreshing cocktail we'll be drinking all summer long.  If the summer heat is still making you feel a little wild, add a Savage Scorpion garnish.

Muddle Mint leaves, 1 sliced lemon,  and 2 tbsp sugar in a pitcher
Add 3 cups of sweet tea and 1 cup of bourbon.
Pour over ice.
Garnish with a lemon.

Summer Peach Old Fashioned
From SplendidTable.orgThis tr…

Celebrate Iced Tea Month with Savage Long Island Iced Teas!

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June holds the title of Iced Tea Month. That sounds delicious and refreshing to us at Savage Scorpions, but not because of the fresh-brewed version of the drink, but rather a tastier version that shares a similar name but has a much better kick. We're talking about Long Island Iced Teas!


Not only is the entire month dedicated to iced tea, but June 10 is officially National Iced Tea Day. That's an excellent reason to throw a party this weekend and add a Savage Scorpion or two to everyone's cocktails! You may be familiar with the classic version of this drink, but there are a lot of tasty recipes out there that each has their own slightly different take. If you're looking for creative cocktail ideas for summer parties, then these recipes may be exactly what you need.

Classic Long Island Iced Tea
In reality, a Long Island Iced Tea doesn't actually contain any iced tea at all. It does, however, look like a tall glass of iced tea and taste every bit as refreshing. But be…

Spirits 101

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It may be surprising, but we are only 20 days away from summer. Trust us, we can’t believe it either! As the days start to become longer, we can’t help but think about the warm weather, tropical vacations and of course, summer cocktails. Savage Scorpions pair well with any type of drink. From specialty cocktails, shots, or beer, the options are endless. If you’re wanting to increase your bar revenue or spice up a specialty cocktail, give Savage Scorpions a try! We know you won’t be disappointed. As we get closer to summer, we thought it would be fun to highlight some of the top spirits that pair well with Savage Scorpions. When it comes to incorporating a Savage Scorpion, your creativity is the limit!


VodkaWhen it comes to vodka, it’s the chameleon of all spirits. There are technically no universal rules for producing vodka, but the final product is supposed to be odorless, tasteless, and colorless. Vodka is traditionally made from potatoes, corn or grains, but it is now made from a ra…

Memorial Day Weekend Cocktail Inspiration

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We are just days away from Memorial Day Weekend! We're not sure about you, but we are looking forward to the long holiday weekend ahead. If you are planning on celebrating this weekend and need some delicious recipes, Savage Scorpions has a few for you! We have put together a few of our favorite Memorial Day Weekend inspired drink recipes from Delish.com for your enjoyment. Don’t forget to include Savage Scorpions. Whether you use them in one of these delicious drink recipes or you use them in simple tequila shots, they are sure to bring the fun.

Spiked Pink Lemonade Who doesn’t love giving their favorite childhood drink a grown-up twist?
Ingredients: 750 mL bottle of dry sparkling rosé 1 cup of vodka 1 can of frozen lemonade ½ cup club soda 2 cups sliced strawberries 3 lemons thinly sliced
Directions: In a large pitcher, combine rosé, vodka, lemonade, club soda, strawberries, and lemons. Stir and refrigerate until chilled, then serve. Watermelon Sangria Everyone loves sangria and everyone lo…

Insect Cocktails Are Taking Over

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Whether you like a shaken or stirred martini, a spicy Bloody Mary, or top-shelf liquor on the rocks, there’s one thing we can almost all agree on – you can spice up any drink or shot with a Savage Scorpion. You heard right… a scorpion! Adding a scorpion to the mix is a great way to add a fun new element to a regular drink or shot. If the thought of incorporating a scorpion scares you, no need to worry. The stingers have been removed during the process. Check out these ways to use Savage Scorpions and create a signature drink at your bar or restaurant.

The Importance of a Signature Cocktail
Having a signature cocktail in your restaurant will not only draw in new customers while retaining regulars, but it will help boost bar revenue. Bars will only be successful if their alcohol sales are great. Alcohol sales aren’t everything, but they are something you should really focus on as a bar owner. Having a signature and unique cocktail will bring new people in and it is great advertising. If y…

Savage Scorpion Restaurant Feature

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If you’re a bar or restaurant owner, and you’re looking for fun ways to increase your bar revenue, then Savage Scorpions is for you! Savage Scorpions can be added to shots, signature drinks, and even menu items. Your creativity is truly the limit. We thought it would be fun to mix things up this week and do a restaurant feature. Check out a few restaurants across the country that carry Savage Scorpions!
Lucy’s Retired Surfer Bar – New Orleans + Key WestNew Orleans: Our surfer-themed restaurant serves up our signature coastal bites, in hearty portions to meet your appetite for flavor. We also feature chef-crafted daily appetizer and entrée specials (ask about the “Shark Attack”), and our own cocktail menu. Soak it all in from a cool spot on our 2nd-floor gallery overlooking Tchoupitoulas. No reservations required – just stroll on down to “Tchoup” and follow the fun to Lucy’s. We are also dog-friendly! Check out our food, drink, Happy Hour, and late-night menus at New Orleans’ very own L…

Tequila Cocktails for Cinco de Mayo

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This Saturday is Cinco de Mayo, or as some like to call it, Cinco de Drinko! We’re not sure about you, but we will be celebrating with traditional food and tequila, lots of tequila. If you are planning on celebrating this weekend and need some delicious tequila recipes, Savage Scorpions has a few for you! We have put together a few of our favorite tequila recipes from Delish.com for your enjoyment. Don’t forget to include your Savage Scorpions. Whether you use them in one of these delicious drink recipes or you use them in simple tequila shots, they are sure to bring the fun.

Sour Apple Margaritas Once you taste this margarita, it just might become your new party drink. Ingredients: ¼ cup of sugar 1 slice of lime 2 cups of Sprite (or other lemon-lime soda) ¾ cup of tequila ¾ cup sour apple liqueur ½ cup lime juice ¼ cup triple sec Thinly sliced apple for garnish Directions: Place the sugar on a small shallow plate. Rim the edges of your glasses with a slice of lime and then dip them i…