Created during World War II, the Three Dots and a Dash cocktail is named after from the Morse code signal for “victory”. The drink was originally created by Ernest Raymond Beaumont Gantt (aka Donn Beach, the founding father of the tiki movement in the United States), and was served at the famous Don the Beachcomber tiki bar in Hollywood during the 1930’s and 1940’s
Glassware: Tiki Mug (tall), Collins/Zombie Glass, or Footed Pilsner
Honey syrup recipe (if needed):
Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Strain into glass over crushed ice. Alternatively, you can also flash blend this cocktail with ice for a “slushier” feel
Add a three maraschino cherries (for the “three dots”) and a pineapple chunk (for the “dash”) on a cocktail pick. Add a lime wheel for extra flair
Wayward Spirits Rating and Twist:
Overall Score - 4.5 - this is a really great go-to drink, and relatively simple to make. While it certainly fits the bill for a "tiki staple", the flavor profile is slightly predictable (preventing the full 5 star rating)
Try replacing the half ounce of orange juice with dry curaçao (we use Pierre Ferrand), making the drink feel slightly more upscale (and boozy). Also, try using brandied cherries in place of maraschino
Hope you enjoy! Share your thoughts about this drink in the comments, or let us know if you have your own twist for this cocktail - Cheers!
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