Blood of the Scorpion

Distillerista-Thirty3Club-Blood-Scorpion-Title{ my favorite DOF glasses }

Who doesn’t love a classic spicy-citrus cocktail combo? They’re sweet and tart with just the right amount of spice. This seriously delicious blood orange & scorpion pepper cocktail definitely hits the mark and was just featured in cocktail subscription service Thirty3Club’s May Cocktail kit. If you’re not already familiar with Thirty3Club be sure to check out my previous post for everything you need to know!

Quick refresher: Thirty3Club is a monthly cocktail subscription service that delivers everything you need to make 4 delicious craft cocktails at home right to your door. (If Blue Apron and Birchbox had a baby, it would be Thirty3Club)




  1. Using the jigger, measure the following and add into the mixing glass: grapefruit syrup, blood orange juice, lemon juice and vodka
  2. Add ice to the mixing glass and place the shaker on top by giving it a firm tap (remember to test the seal). Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds, allowing the mixture to go from one end of the shaker to the other.
  3. Separate the mixing glass by applying a firm tap where the glass and shaker are no longer flush, then pour the contents, ice and all, (without a strainer) into the rocks glass.
  4. Garnish with a slice or two of blood orange and enjoy!

*To make your own grapefruit syrup, dissolve 1/4 cup of superfine sugar in 1/4 cup of fresh grapefruit juice. Once sugar is fully dissolved, you’re good to go! Store any leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days.


Thank you to Thirty3Club for sponsoring this post. You can find an instructional video showing how to make this drink and more information about the Blood of the Scorpion’s origins here.

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