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The Scorpion

The Scorpion cocktail dates back to the 1930s when an unidentified bartender created it in Honolulu at a bar called The Hut. Trader Vic modified the recipe in the 1940s, making it a large-format drink and adding it to his menu as the Scorpion Bowl. He published several recipes, so you may find versions with brandy, cognac, or gin.

Steve, one of our favorite bartenders, published his own cocktail book! The book contains delicious and easy-to-make cocktails, perfect for any occasion. Whether a beginner or a seasoned pro, you'll find something to love in this book. So what are you waiting for? Order your copy here!


  • 1 oz / 30 ml light rum (Puerto Rican / Cuban)
  • 1 oz / 30 ml cognac
  • 1 oz / 30 ml orange juice
  • 0.5 oz / 15 ml lemon juice
  • 0.5 oz / 15 ml simple syrup
  • 0.25 oz / 7.5 ml orgeat
  • Pebble ice


  1. Combine all liquid ingredients and a tiny bit of pebble ice in your Hybrid Cocktail Shaker.
  2. Shake to whip, chill & slightly dilute, making sure not to over-dilute.
  3. Strain into your Hybrid Cocktail Glass.
  4. Fill with pebble ice.
  5. Garnish with pineapple and/or edible flowers.

Steve the Bartender's Cocktail Guide

By: Steven Roennfeldt

With Steve the Bartender's Cocktail Guide to Classic and forgotten cocktails, home bartending has never been easier. With 125 curated recipes, from Manhattans to Mai Tais, you'll be mixing up delicious drinks in no time. Each recipe includes easy-to-follow instructions, photographs of the finished drink, and integrated QR codes that link to step-by-step videos. So whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, this book has something for everyone.

Steve’s book has become go-to resource in my home bar. The recipes are exceptional and best of all, they are not overly complicated. Each recipe also has a QR link to a short video making this a great gift for any experience level. Adam Craft, Elevated Craft

With this all-encompassing guide, home bartending has never been more accessible, enjoyable, or rewarding. Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to create exceptional cocktails and embark on a journey that will tantalize your taste buds, impress your guests, and elevate your mixology prowess. So don't wait any longer—dive into the world of classic and forgotten cocktails today!

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Steve Reviews The Hybrid Cocktail Shaker

Published August 14th 2021

If you have a friend that's getting into cocktails and that loves their cocktails, this would make an absolutely great gift if you're making cocktails at home for you and a friend; this would work well. If you do pre-batch cocktails and it's going to keep the drink cold when you go for a picnic, that's going to be perfect... Steve Roennfeldt, Steve the Bartender