Martin and Rebecca Cate demystify the history of tiki drinks in Smuggler’s Cove.
Created during World War II by Donn Beach, the name is Morse code for “Victory.”
The garnish cleverly represents the Morse code. The three cherries are the “dots,” and the “dash” was, traditionally, at Don the Beachcomber’s, a rectangular chunk of pineapple. At Smuggler’s Cove we choose to use a pineapple frond as our dash.
ORIGIN Don the Beachcomber’s
SOURCE Beachbum Berry’s Sippin’ Safari, adapted by Smuggler’s Cove
GLASSWARE Footed pilsner
- Add all the ingredients to a drink mixer tin. Fill with 12 ounces of crushed ice and 4 to 6 small “agitator” cubes. Flash blend and open pour with gated finish into a footed pilsner glass. Add garnish.
- Garnish with three maraschino cherries and a pineapple chunk speared on a cocktail pick, or three maraschino cherries on a cocktail pick plus a pineapple frond.
Reprinted with permission from Smuggler’s Cove, by Martin and Rebecca Cate, copyright 2016, published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.