The Hemingway Daiquiri is a classic synonymous with the legendary Ernest Hemingway.
35ml White Rum
15ml Maraschino Liqueur
60ml Pink Grapefruit
20ml Lime Juice
How to Make a Hemingway Daiquiri
Add all ingredients into a Boston Glass or shaker. Fill with ice and shake hard. Pour over fresh ice and garnish.
Dehydrated Blood Orange
The History of the Hemingway Daiquiri
The Hemingway Daiquiri has become the most popular twist on the classic hands down. One of Hemingway’s go-to watering holes in Havana created the cocktail to appeal to casual drinkers and leverage the name of one of its most famous patrons so the story is not one to excite too much. However, Hemingway’s favourite cocktail, the Papa Doble was something else entirely and not for the faint-hearted.
As the story goes, Hemingway, looking for a bathroom, popped into El Floridita for some relief. On entering he saw the bartender mixing up a batch of frozen daiquiris. Never one to leave an unattended beverage to its own devices, Hemingway picked up the drink and tried it. After a few tastes, he was said to have told the bartender, “That’s good, but I’d prefer it without the sugar…and double the rum.”
Hence, the drink’s name: “Papa” was Hemingway’s nickname in Havana, while “doble” indicates his quantity of rum…. a highly alcoholic concoction for a famed drinker.