Tucson Foodie vs. The Scorpion Bowl at Kon Tiki (VIDEO)

The potent Scorpion bowl is the cocktail menu highlight — eight shots and the evening's a blur

Dreams of a quick Polynesian getaway aren’t out of reach — you’ll find one of the nation’s oldest tiki bars, Kon Tiki, right here in the Old Pueblo.

Kon Tiki opened its doors in 1963 and has been serving up good times in an environment customers won’t find anywhere else.

Upon arrival, warm and welcoming “aloha” vibes emanate from the lush plants, mosaic tile river, and tiki heads.

Inside, you’ll find tiki huts, a fish tank, and unique fishbowl cocktails. The authentic decorations are from the 1930s — hand-carved tiki heads galore.

Kon Tiki’s Scorpion Bowl

But it’s Kon Tiki’s iconic Scorpion bowl that’s the highlight on the traditional, tiki-inspired cocktail menu.

The double fishbowl has a total of eight shots. It consists of light rum, dark rum, brandy, gin, and their secret Scorpion Nectar. The drink can either be enjoyed as a single, smaller cocktail or in the larger fishbowl.

Stay thirsty, my friends. Mahalo!

For more information, visit Kon Tiki Restaurant & Lounge.

Shana Rose is a Tucson-based food writer and videographer.

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