Saturday, June 27, 2015

Hemingway Daiquiri

Happy, happy Summer!

Here in the Northwest we've had an amazingly beautiful June, which is rare as usually it rains until the 5th of July.  We already feel like we've had a great summer and it just started last week "officially".

Here's a fun, fast and refreshing cocktail for your 5pm kick off to the weekend.

Note: One thing, if someone you know can't have grapefruit because of how it reacts to their blood pressure medicine, then guava juice makes a perfect substitute!

Makes 1

1 1/2 oz light rum
1/2 oz maraschino liqueur, like Cherry Herring or Cristiani
1 oz lime juice
1 oz grapefruit juice

Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Sorry about those wimpy garnishes.... seems like a wheel of lime would have been better.

Here's my inspiration drink, from Daphne's Bar in Edmonds, who said about this cocktail  

"Welcome the sunshine with a Hemingway Daiquiri!"

Oh yeah baby, it's welcoming for sure!  Enjoy.

Why is it called a Hemingway Daiquiri?  

Per the internet the story goes like this:

The novelist had stopped into Havana’s El Floridita bar, not far from the hotel where he lived during much of the 1930s. On his way out, he noticed the bartender setting up Daiquiris. Never one to walk past a drink, Hemingway took a sip. Not bad, he said, but he preferred them with no sugar and double the rum. The bartender made one as specified, and then named the drink after him.

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