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
* 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)