The Hemingway Daiquiri

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Ernest Hemingway was a smart guy for more than his gifted writing abilities…he also loved a great cocktail. More specifically, Hemingway had a love for daiquiris. According to “The Complete Cocktail Manual,” the Hemingway Daiquiri is a traditional daiquiri with a splash of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice.

This past weekend I went to Chicago’s most loved tiki bar, Three Dots and a Dash. Three Dots transports you to an island bar far, far away from the chilly city of Chicago. Their drinks are fruity and pack a big punch with different rums. Admittedly, one of my favorite things is the presentation of the cocktails that are WAY over the top! I was a dork and picked up one of their souvenir mugs, but you can also get them here for much less! I can’t wait to break it out for long days spent on our rooftop deck in the sun!

The Hemingway Daiquiri

Β 2 oz White Rum

3/4 oz Lime Juice

1/2 oz Grapefruit Juice

Combine all of your ingredients in a cocktail shaker or cocktail mixing glass. Add ice and shake or stir for about 15 seconds. Strain into a preferably cold coupe glass and garnish with a strip of grapefruit skin or thinly sliced lime wedge.

The Hemingway Daiquiri is very spirit heavy so I would recommend splurging on a good quality white rum. Since the amount of juice is so small, you might as well go all the way and freshly squeeze your own grapefruit and lime juice. Personally, I needed to add a little bit of sweetness to my cocktail so I splashed in a half ounce of simple syrup. It helped to make the cocktail palatable for a slow drinker such as myself!

I used these coupe glasses from William Sonoma, but I love these simple, modern ones from my favorite place for quick, chic staples: CB2!

<3 Al

24 Comments on “The Hemingway Daiquiri

  1. Oh, yes please! I could use one of these. My daughter had math homework and she suddenly “didn’t understand” and well, neither the heck do I! Math sucks.

  2. I’m not a fan of grapefruit at all so I’m not sure this would be the right drink for me – but I do love several other daiquiri flavors! I like that this one is so simple to make though – I may try it but substitute another juice … then again, I guess at that point it’s no longer a Hemingway.

  3. I love a good fruity cocktail. I have to be careful on the sweet drinks because they catch up with you. This looks like a nice summer drink.

  4. Now these I could do ~ sitting here thirsty all of a sudden! Dang, wish I had all the ingredients though πŸ™ Love grapefruit and love this twist!

  5. Ooo these sound like my kind of drink! Might have to whip one up over the weekend. Thanks for the recipe!

  6. This sounds like a good mix especially for the summer. I’ve never heard of the Hemingway Daiquiri before but it sure would be nice to at least give it a try.

  7. I don’t often drink, but I don’t mind trying out cocktails especially during parties or gatherings. This one’s interesting although a little too strong for my taste.

  8. This looks amazing. I am definitely in the mood for one of these today.

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