The Hemingway Daiquiri


The Hemingway Daiquiri

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Daiquiris are very popular rum cocktails and particularly the fruity ones. This however, is the Hemingway daiquiri created at Bar El Floridita in Havana, Cuba for Ernest Hemingway. His is a tart expression that includes both lime and grapefruit and he frequently ordered doubles. That earned him and his cocktail the nickname Papa Doble.

Namesake and Birthplace of the Daiquiri

You may take your pick between a beach or an iron mine, both named daiquiri near Santiago Cuba. Jennings Cox, a mining engineer is credited for its creation when he ran out of gin and switched to rum. It was 1902 and regardless of the reason, he created a monster cocktail category that endures to this day.

Proper Use and Dosage

Take two at cocktail hour followed by dinner.

Because of its astringent quality, the Hemingway makes a wonderful thirst quencher on a hot and humid day in tropical climes. It’s also an aperitif guaranteed to stimulate your appetite and pairs beautifully with Carribean cuisine. Finally, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention it’s great for self medication after a rough day at the office. Make yourself a doble like Papa and your cares will disappear like a raincloud over the horizon.

  • Author: TJ


  • 2 ounces aged white rum
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1/4 oz marichino liqueur
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • Garnish with a lime wheel


  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker
  2. Add ice and jump up and down to shake vigorously for 10 seconds
  3. Caution: Do not jump up and down without your physicians permission to avoid a cardiac infarction
  4. If your physician forbids jumping up and down, just shake it vigorously
  5. Strain the contents into a chilled coupe glass
  6. Garnish with a lime wheel

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