Polynesian party at Three Dots and a DashChicago, USA
Chicago winters can be punishing, so what better way to stave off the northern hemisphere chills than with a Painkiller No 3, loaded with two varieties of rum and the tropical bouquet of summer? Award-winning watering hole Three Dots and a Dash has Polynesian mixology down pat, with a heady menu of cocktails that will blast away the winter blues.
Named after a famous cocktail created to celebrate the end of World War II (in Morse code it stands for ‘V’ and, in the 1940s meant ‘victory’), Three Dots and a Dash serves up 20 cocktails and 250 varieties of rum. Park your behind under the thatched canopy at the bar, get both hands around a decorative tiki mug, and try not to be intimidated by the big dudes carved into the decor.
With cocktails hovering around the $US14 mark, you’ll get reasonable bang for your buck.
You can’t go past the Painkiller No 3, a heady blend of Virgin Islands rum, dark Jamaican rum, coconut, passionfruit, pineapple and cream.