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Hemingway Daiquiri

John Kernick © 2010

Servings: 1

They say that the Hemingway Daiquiri was invented for Ernest Hemingway in the La Floradita bar in Cuba. Whether the stories are true or false, no person in history can match Ernest Hemingway as an Olympian cocktail connoisseur. But only this Daiquiri has the honor of bearing his name. He loved it so much that he always had a double serving, which earned the cocktail the moniker Papa Doble, or Double for Daddy.


  • 1-3/4 fl. oz. 10 Cane rum
  • 3/4 fl. oz. Luxardo maraschino liqueur
  • 1 fl. oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3/4 fl. oz. freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1/4 fl. oz. simple syrup
  • 1 lime wheel, for garnish
  • 1 brandied cherry, for garnish


  • Pour the rum, liqueur, juices, and syrup into a mixing glass. Add large cold ice cubes and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the lime-cherry “flag” (a citrus wheel skewered with a brandied cherry).


Reprinted with permission from Speakeasy: Classic Cocktails Reimagined, from New York’s Employees Only Bar by Jason Kosmas & Dushan Zaric, copyright © 2010. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Random House, Inc.


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  • lmjMadrid | 07/10/2020

    Just delicious. Made exactly as written.

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    ShellyHHansen | 11/25/2018

    Fantastic -- as good as I've had in a restaurant.

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