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Kenny Burrell cocktail.

I’ve been entranced by the guitar stylings of Kenny Burrell at least as far back as the first time I heard his masterpiece Midnight Blue. So I offer up this libation in his honor. It spotlights (albeit subtly) Plantation’s newest … Continue reading

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Majority Holder’s Punch.

The name of this punch comes from Sid Sackson’s classic game Acquire. In the game, when two hotel chains are merged by placement of a connecting tile, the majority share holder of the liquidated hotel receives a bonus based on … Continue reading

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A genuine tiki paradise … no more?

When I first visited 3 Dots and a Dash in 2013 I wrote: “The tiki establishment that Chicago has been waiting for, as well as the one that will convince tiki skeptics to take the style seriously.” I’ve been a diehard … Continue reading

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The Foreclosure cocktail.

This is an off-menu drink served at The Barrelhouse Flat in Chicago. It’s delicious, but slow down there cowboy. This is a serious mixture. FORECLOSURE 1.5 oz. Lemon Hart 151 rum .25 oz. Cruzan Black Strap rum .25 oz allspice … Continue reading

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The caribbean comes to Chicago.

Well, sort of. Jeff “Beachbum” Berry, tiki expert and rum historian, is the author of the new book Potions of the Caribbean. To celebrate its release he’s swinging through Chicago for a party at Three Dots and a Dash on … Continue reading

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Cap Haitien Rum and Honey.

My first taste of this straightforward and delightful cocktail from Charles Baker’s classic book Jigger, Beaker and Glass came courtesy of Paul McGee at Three Dots and a Dash. He shared his formulation with me, and I adapted it for … Continue reading

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A genuine tiki paradise.

“The tiki establishment that Chicago has been waiting for, as well as the one that will convince tiki skeptics to take the style seriously.” Wherein I take an in-depth look at Chicago’s newest tiki bar, 3 Dots and a Dash.

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