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A Tiki Cocktail for Any Time of Day

Maggie Borden

June 15, 2017


As the sunlight hours extend and our days become longer, it's crucial to find a cocktail that will keep your interest whether you're lounging poolside or dining al fresco. We suggest this take on the Ancient Mariner, by Chicago tiki destination Three Dots and a Dash. No longer just fruity concoctions and paper umbrellas, the tiki tradition has been revitalized through spots like Three Dots and a Dash, which highlight the nuance in a masterfully crafted drink.

The lounge recently played host to the inaugural event of the new Chicago chapter of our JBF Greens program, where mixologist Julian Cox whipped up a variety of new spins on tiki classics, including this crowd favorite. The tipple gets its spark from the interplay of light and dark rums, combined with a signature allspice syrup that rounds the drink out with just enough subtle heat to draw you back in for another sip. Set sail.

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Maggie Borden is associate editor at the James Beard Foundation. Find her on Instagram and Twitter.