Pacific Scorpion

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Watermelon isn’t just good for its light flavor and eye-popping color. According to Charity Johnston, bar manager at Los Angeles Japanese hot spot ROKU, it also adds a pleasing texture to their signature house punch. “I wanted to create a tropical cocktail that featured a multitude of different flavors, including sweet, tropical and tart,” Johnston says. “Along with guava, pineapple and passionfruit, we juice watermelon, which also adds texture to the drink.” If you’re throwing a house party, backyard barbecue or al fresco dinner party this season, this crowd-pleasing bowlful of fruity booze is begging for a place on the table.

Pacific Scorpion

Sweet, Sour


  • 1 750-mL bottle Coconut vodka
  • 375-ml Vodka
  • 375-ml Clementine vodka
  • watermelon purée
  • Passion fruit
  • 2 Guava
  • 2 Pineapple
  • Orchid


Step one

Mix all ingredients save for the garnish together in a punch bowl with a large block of ice.

Step two

Garnish with an orchid and serve.

Contributed by Charity Johnston