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All About Rum

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There are a LOT of different liquors available to use when you shoot a Savage Scorpion, and an infinite number of cocktails to make with them. We've decided to learn more about a different liquor that is commonly used each month and share that information with all of you in a series of blogs. 

Since we recently celebrated National Rum Day (and last week's blog was filled with savage rum cocktail recipes) rum naturally seemed like a good place to start. Pour yourself a tall glass of your favorite rum drink and get ready to learn more about this tasty liquid.   


What is Rum? 
Rum is possibly best known as the liquor that pirates love and are always running out of. (Why is the rum gone?) It is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from sugarcane byproducts like molasses, honeys, or directly from sugarcane juice. The clear liquid produced from the fermentation and distillation of those items is put into oak barrels to be aged, creating rum. This liquor is produced worldwide, but the ma…

Savage Rum Cocktails for National Rum Day

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August 16 is listed on the calendar as National Rum Day. That happens to fall on a Thursday this year, which is a great excuse to take Friday off and make it a long weekend! Turn that long weekend into a savage one by trying out a few of the fantastic rum drink recipes below, and don't forget to add our tasty and unique cocktail garnish. When you add a Savage Scorpion, a simple drink turns into an exciting event!


Summer and rum drinks seem to go hand-in-hand, so this is the perfect time of year to celebrate this delicious liquor. Here are a few fun ideas for you to try the next time you're mixing up a refreshing cocktail. 

Classic New Orleans Hurricane
from SpicedBlog.com

Yield: 4 Hurricanes

1 cup light rum1 cup dark rum1 cup passion fruit juice (*see note)1/2 cup orange juice1/4 cup lime juice1/4 cup simple syrup1/4 cup grenadinecherries and orange slices (for garnish)1. In a large container or bowl, mix together all ingredients except for cherries and orange slices.  2. Pour over …

Guess Where Our Savage Scorpions Come From...

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Since scorpions can be found on every continent except for Antarctica, you might wonder exactly where our Savage Scorpions come from. We get our tasty and unique cocktail ingredients from China and Thailand. 
Scorpions in some countries are enjoyed by both locals and tourists alike. People in China and Thailand commonly eat them as a staple in some diets. Tourists that are brave enough to eat them find out that they aren’t so bad after all. While we see our Savage Scorpions most often in shots and craft cocktails, they are great as an addition to foods too.

Thailand 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. Scorpions are often times deep-fried and they can have a bitter aftertaste that quickly follows. Some people say they are delicious an…

Fresh Fruit Cocktail Ideas (with a Side of Savage Scorpions!)

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The upcoming month of August is National Peach Month, which got us thinking about how incredible our edible scorpions would taste paired with cocktails containing fresh fruits. Summertime is the perfect time to mix up a deliciously refreshing fruity drink, drop in a Savage Scorpion, and soak up some sun. Here are three cocktail recipes that we think you might enjoy. 


Carolina Peach Sangria
from MyRecipes.com

This delicious peach sangria also incorporates fresh raspberries into the recipe. They note that you should be sure to use rosé wine, not white Zinfandel. 

1 (750 ml) bottle of rosé wine 1/2 cup peach nectar3/4 cup vodka (Peach-flavored vodka may be substituted. In that case, omit the peach nectar.)6 tablespoons thawed frozen lemonade concentrate2 tablespoons sugar1 pound ripe peaches, peeled and sliced1 (6-oz.) package fresh raspberries (or 1 cup frozen raspberries)2 cups club soda, chilled1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a pitcher; stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir in peaches and…

5 Great Ideas to Increase Bar Revenue with Savage Scorpions

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If you are a bar owner, you are most likely always on the lookout for the next exciting thing that will bring more customers to your bar and keep the existing ones coming back again and again. Savage Scorpions are a fun way to do just that! They can draw additional attention to your establishment, bring in more business, and therefore increase your profits. 


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It is said that people drink first with their eyes, meaning that if they are trying to choose something to drink and it looks appealing, they are more likely to want to give it a try. An edible scorpion drink garnish will definitely catch a person's eye! If you make the drink look attractive and unique, even the people that always have their "usual" will be tempted to try it at least once.  

In addition to making the drink look tempting, show it off in posters, table tents, and even your ads. This puts it in front of customers right away, sometimes even before they enter your bar. You could also take photos…

There Are LOTS of Ways to Enjoy a Savage Scorpion

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Do you know what the very best drink is to pair with one of our Savage Scorpions? No? We don't either! That's because our unique cocktail garnish is great with so many different drinks, as well as a wide variety of foods, that it's just too difficult to decide on a favorite. You can do a LOT more with Savage Scorpions that just simply dropping them into a shot (although that's a great idea too!) 


Shots with a Surprise
Okay, we'll start our list of fantastic ways to enjoy Savage Scorpions with the most obvious - in a shot. It really doesn't matter what type of shot it is or what kind of alcohol is in it, because these tasty little treats are awesome paired with all of them! This way, they can go down quickly for anyone that is a little apprehensive about trying one, and it makes the simple and quick action of shooting a shot a lot more interesting. 

In a Signature Cocktail
Any type of cocktail that includes a scorpion in the list of ingredients is sure to liven up y…

20 Fun Facts About the Mysterious & Intriguing Scorpion

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We talk a lot about all of the fun you can have with our unique and exciting drink garnish, as well as the different ways that you can incorporate them into your cocktails to add some entertainment. Today, however, we decided to take a closer look at the Savage Scorpions themselves. 


The scorpion is a very interesting creature, but unless you have a reason to learn about them, probably a bit mysterious to the average person. Keep reading below to learn some fun facts about this intriguing animal, a few nutritional facts, and more about how you can get a few Savage Scorpions in your own life. 

FUN FACTS

Insects or spiders? - Scorpions are not insects but rather classified as Arachnida, making them a distant cousin to spiders. They have 8 legs and 2 body segments, while insects have 6 legs and 3 body segments.  

They've been around a while. - Scorpions are the oldest arachnids for which fossils are known. They were the first arachnid fossils to be found in the Paleozoic strata. 

They'…