Hemingway Daiquiri Recipe

We’ve got the authentic Hemingway daiquiri recipe right here! Since it’s National Daiquiri Day, we thought you might like to know a little bit about this famous cocktail. We also hope you’ll find it in your rum-loving heart to make this for yourself today. And for your family and friends.

Some Hemingway History

Hemingway notably said, “Don’t bother with churches, government buildings or
city squares. If you want to know about a culture, spend a night in its bars.”
Cheers, Ernest. We’re down with your theory. We believe it.

If you don’t
already know, Hemingway was a cocktail enthusiast, to say the least. He was
quite a prolific drinker. He’s still a literary giant, a writer whose world
travels and love for liquor appear in countless novels and short stories. If
you ask us who we’d like to sit down and chat with--alive or dead--we might
pick Mr. Hemingway. Yeah, that’d be sweet.

He frequented many bars. It makes sense that bartenders around the globe would draw attention to one of their most legendary visitors. The name sold drinks. Who are we kidding? The name still sells drinks. If it was good enough for Hemingway, it’s damn sure good enough for us.

History of the Hemingway Daiquiri

Hemingway Daiquiri at Oddfellow Cafe

A Hemingway Daiquiri at Oddfellow’s Cafe. [Photo cred: Flickr]

The story goes
that after having a sip of this famous recipe, Hemingway wanted another with
less sugar. And doubled up on the rum! You, of course, can indulge his wishes
if you want. Today, we’ll give you the recipe that restaurants, bars, and clubs
serve. Ernest liked his alcohol. And we do, too. But, you know, we appreciate
more of a balance.

Over the years,
bartenders couldn't sell the Papa Doble that Hemingway craved. So to make the
cocktail appealing to the masses, they added maraschino liqueur and some
grapefruit juice. So here’s that beloved Hemingway daiquiri recipe now.

Authentic Hemingway Daiquiri Recipe

This Hemingway
daiquiri recipe makes 8 servings. For the recipe, you’ll need the following:

  • 2 oz. white rum
  • ¾ oz. key lime juice
  • ½ oz. grapefruit juice
  • ½ oz. maraschino liqueur
  • 2 Tbsp. simple syrup

Direction: Combine all these ingredients in a blender. Fill the blender with ice. Pulse the mixture until you get that signature slushy consistency. Use this to fill 8 wine glasses. Garnish with lime wheels, and enjoy!

If Wine Glasses Aren’t Your Style…

Hemingway Daiquiri Garnish

I mean, you can garnish with whatever you want, really. [Photo cred: Flickr]

We have some whiskey glasses that make every cocktail look snappy. And full of personality. Have a peek. And you might like one of our decanters for the rest of that white rum. We think you’ll love what you see!

Have a Spin You’d Like to Share?

Have a cool
spin on this cocktail? Or your own Hemingway daiquiri recipe you’d like to
share? Do it. We’d love to hear from you below in the comments. And so would
the rest of the Prestige family.

For more sweet and sour cocktail ideas, read our article on Whiskey Sour Recipes. There’s a whole lot of goodness waiting for you.

Happy National Daiquiri Day to you and yours! Have a great time. And if Hemingway’s jam is your jam, go for it. This classic cocktail does not disappoint.