Saturday, August 16, 2014

Hemingway Daiquiri

Ernest Hemingway loved his alcoholic beverages, and daiquiris were among his favorites. The Hemingway Daiquiri was created in honor of the famed author by Constanino Ribailgua in 1921. My dad is a huge literary buff. So naturally, the Hemingway Daiquiri is one of his favorite drinks. It would not be a complete Rountree Family summer gathering without a round or two of this bright and refreshing cocktail.

Hemingway Daiquiri
(Makes 1 cocktail)

1 1/2 oz. white rum
1/4 oz. maraschino liqueur
1/2 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
3/4 oz. simple syrup

Pour ingredients into an ice filled shaker. Shake well, strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

For the simple syrup, bring 1/2 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water to a boil. Once sugar is dissolved, turn off heat. Let cool.

This cocktail can also be served blended. Just pour ingredients into a blender with about 1/4 to 1/2 cup ice and blend till smooth.