Most cocktail historians trace the Scorpion Bowl's roots to a Honolulu watering hole called the Hut, sometime in the 1930s. The original Scorpion blended rum, citrus, orgeat syrup and brandy. But Vic Bergeron — owner of the legendary Trader Vic's bar in Oakland, Calif. — reformulated the recipe to accommodate more booze and a crowd. Then, as now, the canonical tiki tipple can be made with many things, and Stonecutter Spirits will offer its interpretation, along with renditions of other island-inspired classics, at the first of its summer Tiki Tuesdays cocktail series in the backyard at Hotel Vermont in Burlington.
Tiki Tuesday With Stonecutter Spirits: Tuesday, June 6, 4-11 p.m., Juniper, Hotel Vermont, Burlington. Cost of food and drink. Info, hotelvt.com.
More food events
Pollinator Gardens: Get the dirt on drawing bees, birds, butterflies and bats to your beds with Evergreen Gardens owner Carol MacLeod. Thursday, June 1, 7-8:30 p.m., Waterbury Public Library Free, preregister. Info, 244-7036.
'MANGIARE!': An Italian Feast Puccini Would Love! Fuel up for Middlebury Opera Company's performance of Il Trittico with a themed feast. Friday, June 2, 5 p.m., the Diner, Middlebury. $40; cash bar; preregister. Info, 382-9222.
Cold-Brew 101 With Brio Coffeeworks: Tour Brio's roasting facility with owners Nate and Magda Van Dusen, then learn to make cold-brew and iced coffee like a pro. Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m.-noon, Brio Coffeeworks, Burlington. $5-10; preregister. Info, briocoffeeworks.com.
The Funky Brunch: Stowe Cider and Caledonia Spirits celebrate the canned release of their Gin & Juice collaboration brew with tunes by DJ SMAC. Doc's kitchen dishes brunch-y bites to complement the honey-apple-juniper libations. Sunday, June 4, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Doc Ponds, Stowe. Cost of food and drink. Info, docponds.com.