Three Dots and a Dash (…-V)

One of my favorite Tiki cocktails that makes my mouth water is Three Dots and a Dash …-V.  It’ was created by Don Beach of Don the Beachcombers during world war II and is Morse code for “Victory”.  I’ve had this drink several times at Caña rum bar in Downtown Los Angeles and is easy to make at home. The problem with this tasty concoction is that you’ll want another because it’s so well balanced with flavor.  One word of advise don’t skimp on the ingredients, quality is always best.

Cheers,ThreeDots and a dash

John Apodaca

Three Dots and a Dash (…-V)
1/2 oz of fresh lime juice
1/2 oz of fresh orange juice
1/2 oz of honey mix (see below)
1 1/2 oz of amber Martinique rum
1/2 oz of Demerara rum
Dash of Angostura bitters
1/4 oz falernum (fee brothers)
1/4 oz pimento liqueur (allspice dram)
6 oz of crushed ice.
Pineapple slice cut rectangular and marasca cherries for garnish.

Place all ingredients in a large cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously for about 30 seconds and serve in a Collins glass with crushed ice and a straw. Garnish with a piece of pineapple cut rectangular and three marasca cherries.

Honey syrup

Place equal parts of honey and filtered water in a sauce pan and bring to a boil, stir until honey is dissolved and let cool down. Store in a airtight container in the refrigerator.