2/6/15

Hemingway's Daiquiri: Islands in the Stream


Now while writers are known for being a rather boozy bunch, there are some that truly standout against the rest. Hemingway is definitely one of them. There were really only three things Ernest Hemingway loved; fishing, drinking, and Cuba. I believe Hemingway's famously macho facade was one part self confidence, two parts alcohol. I mean, what's a fella to do in Havana except drink copious amounts of rum and pound out a few novels? So to honor him I made the cocktail he was most fond of slurping, the double frozen daiquiri, which came to be known as the Papa Dobles. It is said that he could knock out a dozen of these doubles a night at the famous Floridita Bar. 
In Hemingway's posthumously published novel Islands in the Stream, the protagonist (also a prodigious drinker) enjoyed his daiquiris with no sugar, as they could be consumed in larger quantities without getting one sick. Say what you will about his writing style, you've got to admire the man's practicality.



Ingredients

Ice, cubed and shaved
2 ounces light rum
1 ounce lime juice
1 ounce grapefruit juice
1 ounce maraschino liqueur
Lime wheel or maraschino cherry, for garnish


To Make:

Add cubed ice, rum, juice, and liqueur to a shaker. Shake vigorously for about thirty seconds, or until frosty sides.

Strain into a glass, add shaved ice and garnish.

Pretend you're on a Caribbean island, and enjoy!

(If you really want to be like Hemingway, you should make about twelve of these.)



Happy sipping!

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