October 6, 2012

Hemingway Daiquiri

A scruffy looking man enters a bar to use the facilities, notices a lovely looking drink on his way out, asks for a sip...and the rest is history.

Because the man was Ernest Hemingway and the bar was the Floridita in Havanna, Cuba.

Rum expert Matt Robold makes a very convincing argument that a Hemingway Daiquiri and a Papa Doble is not the same in this essay.

Another great essay about the origins of the Daiquiri and the Hemingway special is found here.

I just figured, that since I had to kill a whole, lovely grapefruit for my drink, using a teaspoon full of the juice was a waste:
  • 6 cl white rum
  • 2 cl grapefruit juice
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp gum syrup
  • 1 tsp Maraschino liqueur
Shake everything with ice and strain into glass filled with crushed ice, garnish with a wedge of grapefruit or a slice of lime and add two bar straws.

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