Hemingway Daiquiri Recipe

Try Ernest Hemingway’s favorite cocktail order for yourself

  • Serves

    makes one cocktail


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.


  • 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


Step 1

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

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