Three Dots and a Dash


Reading the Beachbum Berry’s Sippin’ Safari I found an interesting classic tiki drink: Three Dots and a Dash.

This is a cocktail created by Don the Beachcomber at the end of World War II to commemorate the Allied Victory. The name of this drink Three Dots and a Dash is the letter V on the morse code (…-), which symbolize the word Victory.

Three Dots and a Dash
  • ½oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • ½oz Orange Juice
  • ½oz Honey Mix*
  • 1½oz Amber Martinique Rum
  • ½ oz Demerara Rum
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters
  • ¼oz Falernum
  • ¼oz Pimento Dram
  • ¾cup Crushed Ice
  1. Put all the ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend at high speed 5 seconds.
  3. Pour unstrained in a specialty glass.
  4. Garnish with 3 marraschino cherries speared to a pineapple stick, symbolizing the morse code.
*Honey Mix: 1 part honey to 1 part water. Heat the mix until the honey is totally dissolved. Let it cool before use it! It will last about a week in the fridge.

Talking about the rums, for the Amber Martinique rum I normally use the Saint James Royal Ambre, but you also could use a Clément VSOP or a JM Élevé sous Bois.

For the Demerara rum I recommend to use El Dorado…I love the El Dorado 12 but this brand have another cheaper options. Another option of Demerara rum to use on this drink could be the XM Rum VXO 7 years.


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