Created during World War II by Donn Beach, the name is Morse code for “Victory.”
ORIGIN Don the Beachcomber
GLASSWARE Footed pilsner
½ ounce fresh lime juice
½ ounce fresh orange juice
½ ounce SC Honey Syrup (recipe follows)
¼ ounce John D. Taylor’s Velvet Falernum
¼ ounce St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram
1½ ounces rhum agricole vieux (Duquesne Élevé Sous Bois or J.M Gold)
½ ounce blended aged rum (Appleton Estate Reserve or Real McCoy 5 Year)
1 dash Angostura bitters
GARNISH Three maraschino cherries and a pineapple chunk speared on a cocktail pick, or three maraschino cherries on a cocktail pick plus a pineapple frond
Add all the ingredients to a drink mixer tin. Fill with 12 ounces of crushed ice, flash blend, and pour contents into a footed pilsner glass. Add garnish.
NOTE The garnish cleverly represents the Morse code. The three cherries are the “dots,” and the “dash” was, traditionally, at Don the Beachcomber’s, a rectangular chunk of pineapple. At Smuggler’s Cove we choose to use a pineapple frond as our dash.
SC Honey Syrup
MAKES 3 cups (24 ounces)
1½ cups honey
1½ cups water
Heat the honey in a saucepan over medium heat until runny and not viscous—nearly to a boil but not quite. Add the water to the hot honey and whisk together. Immediately remove from the heat. Let cool. Store in a lidded bottle or other sealable container in the refrigerator. The syrup will keep, refrigerated, for several weeks.
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