“I drink to make other people more interesting.” –Ernest Hemingway
Daiquiris are making a comeback!
It is widely known that Ernest Hemingway enjoyed a drink or two and that he was quite picky about what he was drinking - he definitely had his preferences and the Daiquiri was one of them. In 1921 Contstanino Ribailagua, of El Floridita in Havana, created this variation in honor of his Daiquiri-loving regular. At the bar it was often served frozen and that's easy to do, just add 3/4-1 cup of ice to a blender.
The Hemingway Daiquiri
1 1/2 ounces white rum
1/4 ounce maraschino liqueur
1/2 ounce grapefruit juice
3/4 ounce lime juice
3/4 ounce simple syrup
Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
For Hemingway himself, the Hemingway Daiquiri (aka Papa Doble or Hemingway Special) was served without sugar and is almost always printed that way although most people prefer the sweetness.