Saturday, August 13, 2016

a dash and three dots

2 oz Berkshire Mountain Distiller's Greylock Gin
1 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Honey Syrup
1/4 oz Clement Creole Shrubb Orange Liqueur
1/4 oz Velvet Falernum
1 barspoon St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Shake with ice, strain into a Collins glass, and fill with crushed ice. Garnish with either a dash and three dots imagery (such as a rectangular lemon wedge and three cherries) or a citrus peel honey bee. A lemon twist would work in a pinch.
Two Saturdays ago, I decided to try out a drink idea that I had thought of the day before which was a riff on the Three Dots and a Dash. After having made delightful tequila and mezcal substitutions for the rums, I wanted to change things up even further. First, I switched the spirit to gin and acid source to lemon from rum and lime, respectively,. And second, I took a page from Lost Lake in their Fog Cutter where they converted orange juice into orange liqueur. Since gin, honey, and lemon reminded me of a Bee's Knees, I looked to the Morse code chart and dubbed this one A Dash and Three Dots for B (is for Bee's Knees) instead of the classic's V (is for Victory). Indeed, the end result was on the drier side of Tiki with all of the flavors of the Bee's Knees with Tiki spice and a hint of orange liqueur.

1 comment:

l33tminion said...

That sounds good! And the garnish is very clever.