Nevis Scorpion Rum Drink Recipe

Scorpion Rum Drink Cocktail Recipe

Scorpion Rum Drink Cocktail From Oualie

Oualie Beach Resort Hotel
Oualie Bay, Nevis

May 02, 2009

Just a quick thank you to Vaden Jones, who helped out with this recipe.  Best of luck in St. Croix…we all miss you at Oualie!


1 Ounce Banana Liquer
1 Ounce Chambord Liquer
1 Ounce Overproof  Rum
2 Ounces Pineapple Juice
2 Ounces Orange Juice
Fresh grated cinnamon (#ad) to taste


Mix and serve this rum drink over ice in a parfait glass.  Wait for the “Scorpion’s Sting” it is the Cinnamon that gives this rum cocktail it’s kick. BTW, there are “REAL” Scorpions on Nevis…I know…I got stung by one.

There Are Five Major Types Of Rum

(6 If you include Hammond Rum aka Bootleg Rum)

The process for making rum varies depending on the place and the type of rum being produced. In general, the grades or styles of this spirit are classified by their origin, flavor, color, and taste.

  • White rum is usually stored in stainless steel vessels or casks and aged for a very short period (1-2 years) in the barrels with charcoal filters, extracting any color and impurities after the aging process. It has a lighter taste than gold and dark rums; therefore, it is often used in cocktails.
  • Gold rum is aged in oak barrels for slightly longer than white rum. Caramel may be added after the aging process to provide vivid golden color and adjust it to a predetermined standard
  • Dark rum is aged for the maximum number of years. It has a sweeter and chocolatey flavor. Its darker color is because it is not filtered after the aging process.
  • Over-proofed rum, the most popular one on the Caribbean Islands, has a higher alcohol content than the typical 37–40% ABV. This type constitutes almost 70–80% ABV and is mostly used for the creation of rum-based fruit cocktails.
  • Spiced rum is infused during the blending stage with strong spices such as cinnamon, aniseed, ginger, rosemary, or pepper. It is usually dark in color, with caramel occasionally added for sweetness.

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