Tag Archives: rum

Recipe: Royal Hawaiian Mai Tai Punch

For awhile now I’ve wondered to myself if you could feasibly scale up a Mai Tai to punchbowl proportions. So for our annual Oscars party this year I gave it a whirl. I decided to use the Hawaiian Mai Tai … Continue reading

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Cocktail: Cheerful Little Earful

A concoction I put together as an experiment, it’s modestly sized but full of flavor. CHEERFUL LITTLE EARFUL 1 oz. Damoiseau Cane Rhum .5 oz. Plantation Stiggins’ Fancy Dark Pineapple Rum .5 oz. Hamilton Jamaican Pot Still Gold Rum .5 … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween! Cocktail: Zombie

The long, mysterious saga of the famous Zombie (b. 1934) has been recounted elsewhere with a thoroughness that still amazes me. Therefore I shall make no attempt to summarize here. (Besides, I already did that at Chicagoist years ago.) Instead … Continue reading

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Hamilton Special Daiquiri.

Ed Hamilton has brought the US a number of special rums over the years. This recipe, the final result of much tinkering, is designed to spotlight two of them. Enjoy! HAMILTON SPECIAL DAIQUIRI 2 oz. Hamilton Guyana Rum .5 oz. … Continue reading

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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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