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In a bar in Havana in the 1920’s bartender Constantino Ribailagua, of El Floridito bar, concocted the Hemingway daiquiri cocktail recipe for his regular customer. It is not a secret that the famous writer Ernest Hemingway spent a great deal of his free time enjoying libations in bars.
The Hemingway daiquiri cocktail recipe is known in some places as a Papa Doble. Papa of course was Hemingway’s nickname.
My husband and I actually received inspiration from Blaine, the bartender extraordinaire, at the restaurant where my son works. “The Hemingway daiquiri cocktail recipe”, he said, “is quite different from what most bars today call a daiquiri”: the sweet frozen fruity beverage served in a tall glass.
Another difference in today’s boozy beverage: I am using Don Q spiced rum instead of the traditional rum. The various spices in this rum add an additional touch. This premium blend of rums is aged for three years in American oak barrels, and has delicious notes of vanilla, cinnamon, and caramel. Don Q spiced rum is also pleasant neat, or on the rocks. This is truly the best spiced rum I have ever tasted!
For the Hemingway daiquiri cocktail recipe I am sharing with you today, my husband had to go out and get THE BEST looking limes he could find. He also made a new batch of simple syrup. Yes, he went through great lengths for this recipe. And last but not least, he HAD to get the RIGHT glass, a coupe glass. So, on his lunch hour, he ran, well drove to the local restaurant supply shop across town to pick up the coupe glasses. He ran into the owner of the store who also works at the University where I work part time.
Whip one up, and picture yourself being caressed by tropical breezes, while palm fronds dance in the wind. In my opinion this is the perfect cocktail: Not two sweet, not too sour. It’s just right! Papa’s favorite.
If you’re looking for an other beverage made with Don Q, why not try the Grapefruit Rosemary Mojito. It’s delicious and made with Don Q Gran Añejo.
The Hemingway Daiquiri Cocktail Recipe
The Hemingway Daiquiri Cocktail recipe is a blend of Don Q spiced rum, and lime juice, grapefruit juice sweetened with maraschino liqueur. It's perfect for any occasion.
- 2 oz rum Don Q Spiced Rum
- 3/4 oz lime juice fresh squeezed
- 1/2 oz grapefruit juice fresh squeezed
- 1/2 oz maraschino liqueur
Add ice to a cocktail shake and pour over all ingredients; shake and strain into a cocktail glass.
Garnish with a slice of lime. (optional)