The Hemingway Daiquiri (also known as a Hemingway Special) is a rum based cocktail inspired by a variation on the Daiquiri requested by the popular author, Ernest Hemingway.
How to Make a Hemingway Daiquiri
Originally, Mr. Hemingway requested a daiquiri with 50% less sugar and twice as much liquor but bartender’s believed it to be too unbalanced which led to this creation.
To make the Daiquiri, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- white rum
- lime or key lime juice
- grapefruit juice
- maraschino liqueur
- simple syrup
There are two ways you can make the Daiquiri; for the slushy version, you’ll combine all of the ingredients with ice in a blender and blend until it reaches a slushy consistency. Then pour into a wine glass and garnish with a lime wheel.
For the alternative version, that does not use ice, combine the ingredients in a shaker and shake until cold. Pour into a martini glass or coupe such as the one pictured below and garnish with a lime wheel.
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- Prep Time
- 5 minutes
- Total Time
- 5 minutes
- Karlynn Johnston
- 2 ounces white rum
- 3/4 ounce lime juice
- 1/2 ounce grapefruit juice
- 1/2 ounce maraschino liqueur
- 2 tablespoons simple syrup
- Combine ingredients in a shaker and shake until cold.
- Pour into coupe or martini glass
- Garnish with lime wheel
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.
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Barbara Karr says
Rum? I’m on the way! Liked the little background on this drink. It’s fun to know these little trivia bits.Thanks for the story and the recipe. Barb