Hemingway Daiquiri Cocktail Recipe

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Hemingway Daiquiri Cocktail Recipe

A classic cocktail that was a favorite of Ernest Hemingway, the Hemingway Daiquiri is made with rum, lime, grapefruit juice, and grapefruit juice. Often called the Papa Doble or Hemingway Special, the Hemingway Daiquiri has been around for quite some time. Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) became an internationally famous writer thanks to his novels, which gave rise to the popular classic cocktail. The fact that Hemingway loved a good drink is widely known and documented. Much of his free time was spent in bars while on trips, where he thinks you can experience the culture of a place in full. There is considerable controversy among cocktail sleuths about the exact history of the cocktail. This daiquiri blends the subtly sweet taste of maraschino liqueur with grapefruit juice and rum to make a classic daiquiri. Ernest Hemingway drank this drink without sugar, but most people enjoy it with it. Whether you choose to make a Hemingway with or without simple syrup is entirely up to you.

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The strength of Hemingway Daiquiri Cocktail Recipe is 5 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Hemingway Daiquiri Cocktail Recipe is 370 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Hemingway Daiquiri Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.

Tools needed

  • Cocktail shaker
  • Strainer


  • Cocktail glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 3/4 ounce grapefruit juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 3/4 ounce maraschino liqueur
  • 1 ounce lime juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • Ice cubes
  • Lime wheel (garnish)

Steps to Make It

  • Put the ingredients into a cocktail shaker. You may lessen or add more syrup depending on your preference.
  • Shake well.
  • Strain into a cocktail glass.
  • Put the lime wheel as garnish.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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