The Scorpion Bowl, $18

At about 64 ounces, the Scorpion Bowl is the mother of all Las Vegas lounge drinks.

The iconic and gigantic cocktail has been served to thirsty patrons-in-the-know at the Peppermill for nearly 38 years. While it’s not on the menu, bartender Denise Donovan-Forbes says the drink is the unwritten rule for late nights in the Fireside Lounge because it’s not just tasty, but can also satisfy up to six people.

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 2 ounces rum
  • 2 ounces brandy
  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 2 cups orange juice (approx.)
  • splash of grenadine

Combine all ingredients in a blender, adding enough orange juice to fill (exact amount of OJ needed will depend on how generous you are with the ice cream and how big your blender is). Mix on medium-high speed for 15 seconds or until smooth, then serve family-style in a large bowl with several straws.

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