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HOW TO MAKE A HEMINGWAY DAIQUIRI

The Hemingway Daiquiri is a classic synonymous with the legendary Ernest Hemingway.

Method

Shaken

Glass

Highball

Category

Rum

Ingredients

35ml White Rum
15ml Maraschino Liqueur
60ml Pink Grapefruit
20ml Lime Juice
10ml Sugar Syrup

How to Make

Add all ingredients into a Boston Glass or shaker. Fill with ice and shake hard. Pour over fresh ice and garnish.

Garnish

Dehydrated Blood Orange

History

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.

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