Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Three Dots and a Dash ...-V

Now that Summer is upon us, many are contemplating having or will be attending backyard parties and barbecues. Food is one thing to think about but knowing what cocktails that could work well are aren't to difficult to make is the question!

One of my favorite Tiki cocktails that makes my mouth jump for joy 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 CaƱa rum bar in Downtown Los Angeles or at home sweet home and the problem with this tasty concoction is that you'll want another because it's so well balanced with flavor. Give it a try and one word of advise don't skimp on the ingredients, quality is always best.    

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.