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The scorpion bowl

The scorpion bowl
Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times

If you’re the sort of person who appreciates flowers and a thoughtful gesture on Valentine’s Day, a punch bowl for two could be the perfect start to a romantic evening. Or maybe Valentine’s Day is just another Hallmark holiday, and ... Read more

Total time: 6 minutes | Serves 2
  • 2 ounces orange juice, from about ½ orange
  • 1 ounce lime juice, from about 1 lime
  • 1 ounce orgeat syrup
  • 1 ounce cognac
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 2 ounces light rum

Step 1In a scorpion or similar bowl or container holding just under 10 ounces, combine the orange and lime juices, orgeat syrup, cognac, gin and rum.

Note: Adapted from a recipe at Pacific Seas at Clifton’s in downtown Los Angeles. To garnish: Clifton’s has bowls outfitted with a cup in the center where a crouton can be set on fire with either lemon extract or Bacardi 151. 151 will have a blue flame; the lemon extract will burn orange. For added flair, sprinkle cinnamon on the flame to make it spark.

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