Tag Archives: rum

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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Talkin’ tiki.

Ever wonder what the heck exactly tiki is, or why I’m so preoccupied with it? Check out this new episode of Sky Full of Bacon, wherein I talk tiki with the likes of Ed Hamilton, rum expert extraordinaire, and Paul … Continue reading

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3 things about Peter Weir’s MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World [2003] 1. “Put the woman down, knave!” 2. “Don’t count your eggs before they’re in the pudding.” 3. He turns to a blank page in the notebook and places the beetle … Continue reading

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3 things about Claire Denis’ 35 SHOTS OF RUM

35 Shots of Rum [2008] 1. Nighttime. A train goes by, green and yellow windows. 2. His 17-year-old cat has died. He picks it up by the scruff of its neck and puts it into a plastic bag. You can … Continue reading

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Colonel Beach’s Plantation Punch

Adapted from the original Don the Beachcomber recipe as published by Jeff Berry. COLONEL BEACH’S PLANTATION PUNCH 18 oz. fresh lime juice 36 oz. unsweetened pineapple juice 3 bottles of Reed’s Spicy Ginger beer (36 oz.) 32 oz. Meyers’s Jamaican … Continue reading

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