May 31, 2013

Friday Cocktail | Hemingway Daiquiri Martini

Hemingway Daiquiri Martini

Happy Friday everybody. One of the legends of the Hemingway Daiquiri is that Ernest Hemingway used to drink several of these at a time. He'd often order doubles, which became known as Papa Dobles (source: Food and Wine).

After buying Luxardo for the Tuxedo Martini, I decided to search for other cocktails that also used this lovely Italian maraschino liqueur. I came across several versions of this cocktail and then got caught up in reading about Hemingway, his life, his works, and "The Lost Generation."

A fun quote: "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut."

And this sentence:  "From things that have happened and from things as they exist and from all things that you know and all those you cannot know, you make something through your invention that is not a representation but a whole new thing truer than anything true and alive, and you make it alive, and if you make it well enough, you give it immortality."

I envy the ability to say so much in a single sentence. 

Hemingway Daiquiri Martini

Hemingway Daiquiri Martini


1 1/2 ounces light rum
1 T Luxardo or other maraschino liqueur
3/4 ounce lime juice
1 T limeade concentrate or simple syrup
1/2 ounce grapefruit juice
Lime wheel and Luxardo cherries to garnish (optional)


Add all of the ingredients except the garnishes to an ice filled cocktail shaker. Shake or stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 

Garnish and raise your glass to Ernest Hemingway.


  1. What a wonderful summer cocktail!

    1. Thank you! And I feel so literary having one =)

  2. I too love the story of Ernest Hemingway, my husband and I visit Key West often and have never ran into this drink or story. Love it.

    1. Thanks Shawna! Who knows what is fact and fiction, but I'd love to believe it is true =) Lucky you to be able to visit Key West often. Some day... sigh...


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