Three Dots and a Dash

Three Dots and a Dash—victory! Joanne Sasvari photo

The garnish says it all. The three cherries are the dots, the pineapple wedge the dash, representing the letter “V” in Morse code, which was the symbol for “victory” during the Second World War.

• 1.5 oz rhum agricole or demerara rum
• 0.5 oz aged blended rum
• 0.5 oz orange juice
• 0.5 oz lime juice
• 0.5 oz honey syrup (see note)
• 0.25 oz falernum
• 0.25 oz pimento dram (see recipe)
• 1 dash angostura bitters
• Garnish: 3 cherries and 1 wedge of fresh pineapple

Place all ingredients (except the garnish) along with a handful of crushed ice into a blender and blend on high for 5 seconds. Pour, unstrained, into a tall glass.

Alternatively, place all the ingredients (except the garnish) in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a tall glass and fill with crushed ice.

Garnish with three cocktail cherries speared together on a wooden pick and a pineapple spear, balanced on top of the glass. Serves 1.

Note: To make honey syrup, stir together equal amounts of honey and water until the honey is fully dissolved.

—Adapted from Beachbum Berry’s Grog Log

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