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Three Dots And A Dash

During World War II, Ernest Gannt, well known as Don Beach, came up with the recipe for this drink. The name “Three Dots And A Dash” originates from the Morse code signal for the letter “V.” This cocktail is garnished with three maraschino cherries to represent the “dots” and, traditionally, a pineapple fron to represent the “dash;” however, I substituted a lime wedge. This does in fact comprise a split base of Rhum Agricole and an Aged Rum that has been tempered with allspice dram and falernum. These provide a flavour that is just perfect for this mixed drink. Give it a go, and then let me know what you think of it.

Three Dots And A Dash

Three Dots And A Dash

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* Each of these Spirits or Liqueurs used can be substituted for your favourite brand.


  • Add all of the ingredients to a shaker glass
  • Shake with crushed ice foe 8-10 seconds.
  • Free pour into a beer glass.
  • Fill up with more crushed ice.
  • Garnish with 3 cherries and a pinepple frond. (Sub’d lime wedge)
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Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.04g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg


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