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10 Great Gift Ideas for Behind the Bar

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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!) 


Booze
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

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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
from BasilAndBubbly.com 

Bourbon…

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

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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, …