Marvelous Mint - A Refreshing Summer Cocktail Ingredient

Warm weather is here most days already and with summer just a few weeks away, you'll be wanting some cool and refreshing cocktail ideas to enjoy as the days keep getting hotter. While Savage Scorpions are an excellent unique drink ingredient to add excitement to a beverage at any time of the year, mint is a perfect ingredient for an amazing summer cocktail.

Fun Facts About Mint
Mint is a beautiful, bold spring green color, it smells amazing, and it tastes great, but there's even more to this popular herb than what you already know. For example, it comes in over 30 varieties, including spearmint, peppermint, orange mint, and more. (Spearmint is usually the type used in cocktails.) 

The name "mint" comes from a mythical Greek character, Minthe. She was a Naiad-nymph that fell in love with Hades, the god of the underworld, and tried to seduce him. This angered his wife, Persephone, and the goddess turned Minthe into a mint plant.  

From stories to reality, eating mint actua…

Scorpions as a Delicacy Around the World

Unless you happen to be a scorpion fanatic, you probably didn't know that this intriguing creature can be found living on every continent in the world except for Antarctica. The specific scorpions that we use to provide you with scorpion shots and a fun and unique cocktail garnish come from just two places - China and Thailand.

In other countries, locals and tourists alike enjoy scorpions more commonly than we are used to. Here in the United States, our Savage Scorpions are the best way for you to get a taste of this delicacy. Our gourmet ingredient can be used in shots, cocktails, and even food. Here's a closer look at how they are enjoyed in other parts of the world. 

If you thought taking a scorpion shot was savage, people in Thailand eat their scorpions on a stick, similar to a kabob. When tourists, or anyone for that matter, eat scorpions from a street vendor, it’s important to make sure whatever vendor you buy from has removed the stinger from the tail. (Our Savag…

Delicious Drink Ideas to Enjoy Over Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is coming up in just a few days, which means it is time to start thinking about the refreshing beverages you'll be serving over the holiday weekend. Savage Scorpions pulled together a few Memorial Day Drink Ideas from around the internet to inspire you. 

They are all easy to make and will taste even better with the addition of one simple yet unique drink ingredient - Savage Scorpions! (Okay, they don't have to have that added, but it sure makes the drinking experience a lot more exciting!) 

Watermelon Sangria
Memorial Day often means picnics, and what's a picnic without watermelon? With this refreshing recipe, you get to have your watermelon and "drink" it too! It is a wonderful combination of white wine, white rum, seltzer, and a variety of fresh fruits. (Our creative drink ingredient always looks right at home mixed in among all that fruit!) 

This can easily be mixed up ahead of time and served right out of the watermelon rind. Delicious…

5 Reasons You NEED Savage Scorpions in Your Bar or Restaurant

No matter where you go, there are most likely multiple drinking and dining establishments for people to choose from. High-quality menu items and exceptional customer service are the best ways to keep happy customers coming back again and again. To get them through the door for that first visit, you need some unique ideas for your bar or restaurant to stand out from the rest and entice new customers to check you out.  

Signature cocktails and creative menu items that customers cannot get anyplace else is an excellent way to grab their attention. Serving Savage Scorpions is a terrific and very memorable way to do that! Not sure? Here are 5 reasons why adding our unique drink ingredient to your menu will entice new people to give your place a try. 

They Are Fun & Exciting
When a group comes into your bar or restaurant and they're obviously out for a fun night on the town, the chance to challenge each other to "shoot the scorpion" will definitely give them a night to rememb…

There Are SO MANY WAYS To Use Savage Scorpions!

Our unique drink ingredient is usually served just one at a time, but there is definitely more than just one way to enjoy Savage Scorpions. When it comes to how many different ways they can be served, the only limit is your imagination! Scorpions shots are only the beginning...

The Most Savage Shot Ever!
Since scorpion shots are "only the beginning," we might as well begin with them. Even though this is one of the most obvious ways to use Savage Scorpions, it simply cannot be left out of the list. It's quick, it's easy, and frankly, kind of irresistible. Preface the presentation with #HowSavageAreYou and it will be even harder to turn down! 

A Savage Signature Cocktail
Most people immediately assume that Savage Scorpions are simply used to drop into a shot glass with some tequila or whiskey. Well, that's definitely one way to do it but you can do so much more than that!

For example, add one to the list of ingredients of your favorite cocktail for a savage kick. After…

6 Drinks Many Consider Modern-Day Classics

Last week our blog covered 6 Classic Cocktails Everyone Should Know. These were created quite a long time ago but have stood the test of time. Today Savage Scorpions is featuring 6 drinks from the bar that have a reputation for being modern-day classics. 

The following drinks made the list by not only being popular in the bar where they were created but also making their way onto cocktail menus at many other locations outside the original venue in various cities. Most of these even earned permanent places on menus throughout the world. Also, they are each regarded highly in the bartending community, which is not always an easy audience to win over. 

Scorpion Shot
We simply could not resist beginning the list with our very own favorite, the Scorpion Shot! It's simple, exciting, and always gets the entire room's attention anytime it is served. 

The recipe is incredibly easy. All you need to do is drop our unique cocktail ingredient into your favorite shot of choice. Savage Scorpions…

6 Classic Cocktails Everyone Should Know

The definition of a "classic" is something that has been "judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind." When it comes to classic cocktails, these are the drinks that have stood the test of time and are still ordered often today. 

Savage Scorpions is featuring 6 classic cocktails in today's blog that are worth knowing about. Once you master these, you'll have the knowledge needed to easily handle variations on these basic drinks. 

According to "The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks" by David A. Embury, cocktails can be categorized into 2 main types: aromatic and sour; and the ingredients into 3 categories: the base, modifying agents, and special flavorings and coloring agents. While there are more than 6 classic cocktails that could have made this list, the following drinks are a good sampling of the most popular.     

While most well-known as a vodka drink, the martini was originally most often made with gin. …