Cocktail of the Week - Twists on the Classic Hemingway Daiquiri and Proper Daiquiri (video)

The classic Hemingway Daiquiri is my "Cocktail of the Week" and great for sipping in the summer months. Enjoy the different takes on this classic libation. Also, because I was in the daiquiri 'spirit', I included a great You Tube video from my friend and colleague, Marsha Meyer, on making a proper Daiquiri - check it out along with the classic recipe. BTW, this Daiquiri is not the frozen kind.

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 of it, which earned him the cocktail moniker Papa Doble, or Double for Daddy.

 

  • 1 ½ oz White Rum
  • ¾ oz fresh lime juice
  • ¼ oz fresh grapefruit juice
  • ¼ oz Maraschino liqueur
  • Glass – Cocktail glass
  • Garnish - lime wedge

Prep - Shake ingredients with ice, strain into a chilled glass and garnish.

 

Here is the the "Hemingway Daiquiri" created by “Employees Only” Bar in NYC.

Photo and recipe courtesy of www.liquor.com and 'Employees Only' in NYC

 

  • 1 ½ oz 10 Cane Rum
  • ½ oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
  • 1 oz Fresh grapefruit juice
  • ½ oz Fresh lime juice
  • ½ oz Simple Syrup
  • Garnish – lime wedge
  • Glass – Cocktail glass

Prep - Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wheel and black cherry on a skewer.

 

Another version by Jason Kosmas, renowned mixologist

Photo and recipe courtesy of Jason Kosmas

 

  • 1 ¾ oz 10 Cane rum
  •  ¾ oz Luxardo maraschino liqueur
  •  1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
  •  ¾ oz freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  •  ¼ oz simple syrup
  •  Garnish - 1 lime wheel and 1 brandied cherry
  • Glass – Cocktail glass

Prep - Add all ingredients into a mixing glass. Add large 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).

 

My modern twist on the classic Hemingway Daiquiri using organic rum from Paraguay and a lesser known orange liqueur called Gifford instead of Maraschino, less sugar syrup, and a lime wheel.

 

The Hemingway

  • 1 ½ oz Papagayo Organic Sliver Rum
  • ½ oz Giffard Premium Curaçao Triple Sec (orange liqueur)
  • ½ oz Fresh lime juice
  • ¾ oz Fresh white grapefruit juice
  • ¼ oz sugar syrup
  • Garnish – lime wheel
  • Glass – Cocktail Glass or coupe

Prep – Add all ingredients to a mixing glass. Add large ice cubes. Shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled cocktail coupe or glass.

 

Classic Daiquiri

Photo courtesy of www.about.com

I use Ron Diplomatico White Rum, a very rare rum find from Venezuela, because it has a crisp and tart taste with a range of citrus flavors that are very noticeable, but not overpowering. On its own, this rum has a creamy, smooth texture, and in the daiquiri, a hint of coconut. It carried the right balance of flavor to pair well with the lime and sugar syrup - rich and flavorful.

 

  • 2 oz Ron Diplomatico Blanco Rum
  • ¾ oz Key Lime Juice (original, if you can find) or 1 oz Persian Lime Juice
  • ½ oz Sugar Syrup (1:1)
  • Garnish – lime wedge
  • Glass – Cocktail glass

Prep - Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass. Add large ice cubes and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the lime.

 

“How to make a Daiquiri” video courtesy of Marsha Meyer from www.thenaturalmixologist.com

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5Itux5HQ7g

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