Hemingway Daiquiri

National Daiquiri Day is celebrated on July 18 and to honor it, we thought we’d try a new recipe from Papa’s Pilar appropriately named the Hemingway Daiquiri.   

After all, Papa’s Pilar Rum is inspired by Ernest Hemingway, who certainly enjoyed his tipple, especially in the company of good friends. To find out more about the history of the daiquiri, be sure to read the info below supplied by the good folks at Papa’s Pilar® Rum.

copyright Rum Therapy

Hemingway Daiquiri

Hemingway Daiquiri
(makes one)

1.5 oz Papa’s Pilar® Blonde Rum
.5 oz fresh grapefruit juice
.75 fresh lime juice
1 tsp. Maraschino liqueur
1 tsp. sugar

Hand shake all ingredients with ice. Serve in a chilled glass. Garnish boldly with grapefruit.

History of the Daiquiri
The Daiquiri is named after a small Cuban town of the same name on the southern coast near Santiago. It was invented at the turn of the 20th century reportedly by an American mining engineer named Jennings Cox. It’s hard, as with any research into cocktail history to make any definitive claims. After all, the British Royal Navy was mixing Grog (rum, water, lime and sugar) together since Admiral Vernon ordered it in August of 1740. In 1909 Admiral Lucius W. Johnson, who was visiting Cuba enjoyed the drink so much he brought the recipe back to the Army Navy Club in Washington, D.C. Thereafter, the cocktail began wider enjoyment and consumption. The Daiquiri is still served at the club today.

Enter Ernest Hemingway
There are many variations of the Classic Daiquiri. Many began in Havana at the La Floridita Bar. Under the guidance of head bartender Constante, many of the most famous variants emerged. Unfortunately, today many people either do not know, or do not care what the accurate (or as closely as can be researched and deduced) ingredients in these recipes really are. At the center of this daiquiri dilemma is the Hemingway Daiquiri.

A basic Classic Daiquiri is 2 oz white rum, .75 oz fresh lime juice, 1 tsp sugar. Constante, working his own genius, offered the Daiquiri #3 in his 1935 recipe book by adding 1 tsp maraschino and 1 tsp grapefruit: his house daiquiri at the La Floridita. Many people have over time referred to this #3 as the Hemingway Daiquiri or the La Floridita Daiquiri. Constante however never did so. Simply calling it the #3. In 1939, Constante did offer a Floridita Daiquiri. This he called the #4 which left the grapefruit out. He also offered the E. Henmiway [sic] Special. This was the #3 served blended. Ernest loved his Daiquiri frozen. None of these confusing and subtle twists should be confused with the Papa Doble. Often people mention the Papa Doble and the Hemingway Daiquiri interchangeably. Hemingway was diabetic and avoided sugar. In this recipe he asked Constante, working from the Classic Daiquiri with only three ingredients, to double the rum (‘Doble’) and forgo the sugar. Thus 4 oz white rum and .75 oz fresh lime juice. Bold, just like Papa.

In the end, what is most important is to enjoy the rum and this special cocktail. We
suspect Ernest would be less caught up with exact balances and more concerned with being surrounded by friends and revelry in a grand bar in Key West or Havana.

 

 For more recipes, visit our Rum Recipe Picture Directory
or Rum Recipes by Category

Watermelon Daiquiri

 Summer is in full swing and that means watermelon season! If you’re a fan of watermelon, you’ll probably love the taste of this cool rum drink with a touch of sweetness and a little added tartness. Add a little more sugar for a sweeter drink or a little more lime juice to tarten it up! Enjoy the taste of summer!

Watermelon Daiquiri - copyright Rum Therapy
Watermelon Daiquiri

(makes one)

1 c. cubed watermelon
3/4 c. ice
1-1/2 oz. white rum
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. lime juice
1/8 c. coconut milk

Blend all ingredients until smooth, pour into sugar rimmed glass. Garnish with a wedge of watermelon.


For more recipes, visit our Rum Recipe Picture Directory
or Rum Recipes by Category


Copyright©Rum Therapy

Pictures and other content may not be re-used without written consent from Rum Therapy, LLC

Best Strawberry/Rum Recipes

The sweet and fruity taste of strawberries pairs so well with rum in cocktails, and now that spring has finally sprung and strawberries are abundant in our produce sections, we thought it might be a good time to list some of our favorite strawberry and rum cocktail recipes. Which one is your favorite?Strawberry Daiquiri

Strawberry Daiquiri #2 Using Strawberry Rum

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAStrawberry Mojito

Strawberry-Rum-SundaeStrawberry Rum Sundae

Skinny Strawberry Rum Lemonade

Miami Vice

How to Make Your Own Strawberry Infused Rum


copyright©Rum Therapy Beaches, Bars & More, Tropical Travel Guide, 2013
Pictures and other content may not be re-used without written consent from Rum Therapy, LLC

Banana Daiquiri

I had some great looking bananas on the counter yesterday and realized I hadn’t posted a recipe for a banana daiquiri yet. So, although it’s early in the morning, I assembled this recipe and snapped a few pics. And then I tried one. Just one, even though the first one tasted like another. Got to get some work done today!

copyright Rum Therapy
Banana Daiquiri

(makes one)

1.5 – 2 oz light rum
1 Tbsp triple sec
1 banana
1.5 oz lime juice
1 tsp sugar
1 cup crushed ice
Maraschino Cherry for garnish

Pour the ingredients into a blender,  blend on low speed for a few seconds, then at high until smooth. Garnish with a cherry.

 

Find more rum recipes here:

Rum Recipe Picture Directory

Rum Recipes  by Category

Copyright©Rum Therapy
Pictures and other content may not be re-used without written consent from Rum Therapy, LLC