Hemingway Daiquiri Recipe

Try Ernest Hemingway's favorite cocktail order for yourself

Hemingway Special

Hemingway Special

At Havana, Cuba's El Floridita bar, this daiquiri was a usual order of author Ernest Hemingway.Michael Kraus

At Havana, Cuba's El Floridita bar, this daiquiri was a usual order of author Ernest Hemingway. This Hemingway daiquiri recipe first appeared in our May 2013 issue with Robert Simonson's article Papa's Favorite Poison.

Hemingway Special
At Havana, Cuba's El Floridita bar, this daiquiri was a usual order of author Ernest Hemingway.
Yield: makes one cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. agricole rum, preferably St. George
  • 34 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 12 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
  • 12 oz. maraschino liqueur
  • 12 oz. simple syrup
  • Maraschino cherries, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Combine rum, juices, liqueur, and syrup in ice-filled shaker; shake. Strain over crushed ice into a cocktail glass; garnish with cherries.