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The Hemingway Daiquiri

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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.

Hemingway Daiquiri in a coupe garnished with lime slice on a wood board with half of a lime.
Final garnished Hemingway Daiquiri

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.

Ingredients

To make the Daiquiri, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • white rum
  • lime or key lime juice
  • grapefruit juice
  • maraschino liqueur
  • simple syrup

Directions

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.

Close up of the glass with top down view, fully garnished on a wood board.
Garnished daiquiri

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Hemingway Daiquiri

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.

Prep Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Course
Cocktail
Cuisine
cocktails
Servings
1
Calories
287
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 2 oz white rum
  • 3/4 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 oz grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 oz maraschino liqueur
  • 2 tbsp simple syrup

Instructions

  1. Combine ingredients in a shaker and shake until cold.

  2. Pour into coupe or martini glass

  3. Garnish with lime wheel

Recipe Notes

You can also make this with key lime juice instead of normal lime juice. For the slushy variation, 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.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 287kcal, Carbohydrates: 37g, Sodium: 24mg, Sugar: 35g, Vitamin C: 10.2mg, Iron: 1.4mg

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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  1. 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

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