Hemingway Daiquiri – Classic Papa Doble Recipe

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Hemingway Daiquiri Cocktail
Hemingway Daiquiri Cocktail

Also called a Papa Doble, this cocktail is credited to being invented by Ernest Hemingway (along with several other drinks) when he was not satisfied with the Daiquiri #3 at the La Florida bar in Havana, Cuba. Ernest Hemingway was a heavy drinker who also happened to be diabetic. Therefore, all the Hemingway-inspired cocktails are heavy on the liquor and very light on sweetness. True to form, Daiquiri #3 was too sweet and not boozy enough for him, so he requested if the bartender could make it less sweet and with more rum. Thus the Hemingway was invented.


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Hemingway Daiquiri

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Course: DrinksCuisine: Cuban






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Learn how to make a classic Hemingway Daiquiri.


  • 1/2 oz Lemon Juice

  • 1 oz Grapefruit Juice

  • 1 tsp Maraschino Liqueur

  • 3 oz White Rum


  • Combine all ingredients in the shaker. Add ice to the shaker.
  • Vigorously shake till the shaker is ice cold and frosted.
  • Strain into glass to remove ice shards.



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