Drink Spotlight

Hemmingway Daiquiri

This variation of the classic summery rum cocktail draws its inspiration from Hemmingway’s time in Cuba.

Hemmingway preferred his daiquiris without the sugar and double the rum creating an unbalanced drink. Bartenders mended this with the addition of maraschino liqueur instead of traditional sugar, and grapefruit to balance it all out.

In this Hemmingway Daiquiri equal parts of white and spiced rums are used; these added spices give the daiquiri a more complex flavor.

Hemingway Daiquiri:

Served up in a chilled martini glass

  • 1 oz white rum
  • 1 oz spiced rum
  • ¾ oz lime juice
  • ½ oz Luxardo maraschino liqueur
  • ½ oz grapefruit juice
  • Lime wheel for garnish
  1. Fill martini glass with ice & water to chill glass
  2. Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, add ice, shake until cold
  3. Strain into chilled martini glass, garnish with a full lime wheel floated on the surface
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