Classic Hemingway Daiquiri Cocktail Recipe

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 the 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.

Hemingway Daiquiri Cocktail
Hemingway Daiquiri Cocktail

Hemingway Daiquiri ingredients:

  • 90 mls (3 oz) White Rum
  • 30 mls (1 oz) Grapefruit Juice
  • 15 mls (1/2 oz) Lemon Juice
  • 5 mls (1 tsp) Maraschino Liqueur

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

ABV = 26%

Originated from Havana, Cuba


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