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Tailgating or Poolside - 4 Labor Day Weekend Cocktail Ideas To Try

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Everyone loves a holiday that results in a 3-day weekend. Not only do most people get an extra day off of work, but they also get an extra day to "get savage" with their favorite cocktails and a side of Savage Scorpions! 

Whether you're the type of person that spends Labor Day Weekend celebrating a final big summer blowout barbecuing by the pool or tailgating for all of those college football season-opening games, we've got some drink recipes in today's blog that you're going to love. Simply add our creative cocktail garnish to the ingredients list of each one and get ready to ask your friends, "How Savage Are You?" 


Beer Margaritas
from FoodNetwork.com

1 lime, cut into 8 wedges1/4 cup coarse salt1 (12-ounce) bottles of your favorite beer, chilled 1/2 cup frozen concentrate limeade, thawed1/2 cup chilled tequilaice cubesRub lime wedges around rims of 4 margarita glasses. Dip rims into salt to coat lightly. In a medium pitcher, combine beer, limeade, and…

Tips For Preparing Your Bar For A Big Holiday Weekend

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Labor Day Weekend is fast approaching. If you manage a bar or restaurant in a big tourist area, a holiday weekend takes a bit preparation than a regular one. 

Even if your town doesn't get a lot of extra visitors, you will still most likely see an increase in business since most people have a 3-day weekend to look forward to. Our team at Savage Scorpions has a few tips for your team to prepare your bar or restaurant for a big holiday weekend so they can provide your customers with the best experience possible. 


PREPARE YOUR BAR
It is extremely important to make sure that you have enough supplies to last for the entire extended holiday weekend. Make sure that you have ordered enough so that you do not run out of popular items, as well as any specialty items you will be offering for the holiday. Ingredients for popular items will eventually be used, so as long as they won't spoil, it's wise to have a few extras of those on hand.   

Proper preparation is key to everything running…

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…