Hemingway Daiquiri

Light rum, Maraschino Liqueur, Lime juice, Grapefruit juice, Lime
2ozLight rum
34ozLime juice
12ozMaraschino Liqueur
12ozGrapefruit juice
1sliLime (as garnish)
Shake, strain, straight up, coupe, garnish.
Some may need some simple. PDT recommends Banks 5 Island rum.
Originally posted as 2oz rum, 1/2oz Maraschino and Lime, 1 oz Grapefruit, 1/2oz simple. According to the PDT this version did not have additional sugar because Hemingway was a diabetic.
Cocktail summary
Created byBar La Florida
AuthenticityAuthentic recipe
ReferenceBar La Florida Book, PDT Cocktail book p.141
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Dan's picture
Dan on 06/06/2010


DrunkLab's picture

Made this with a 2:1 mix of Wray & Nephew and Barbancourt 5 Star. Perfection.

1.5 oz rum
1 oz grapefruit
.5 oz lime
.5 oz Luxardo Maraschino

Dan's picture

No grapefruit on hand, so I:

1 1/2 oz Wray & Nephew Overproof rum
1/2 oz Maraschino
1/4 oz Campari
1/4 oz Aperol
1 oz lime juice


Holy f**k Dan. You need to give this drink a name. I haven't made the original Hemingway yet, but it's going to be hard to convince me it's better than your version here. It's worth anyone buying W&N just to make this.

Dan's picture

Really great with a white agricole. You'd think that it would be too tart by looking at the recipe, but it isn't. It's just perfectly tart.

sjdiaz21's picture

I thought it was interesting that when researching this drink, The PDT Cocktail book states that this was originally made without the simple syrup due to Hemmingway being a diabetic...hmm...rum is usually derived from some sort of sugar base so I thought that was an interesting comment.

Dan's picture

Thanks for pointing this out. I've updated the recipe to the authentic version referenced in PDT.

sjdiaz21's picture

We substituted Aviation Gin for the rum at our restaurant for a Flying Hemingway variation and also changed the ratios to 1 1/2 oz gin, 1/2 oz simple, 3/4 oz grapefruit juice, 1/4 oz lime juice and 1/2 oz Marachino.

From other users

Also tasty with rhum agricole blanc, though next time I might dial back the rhum and boost the grapefruit a touch. (4 stars)
1.5 rum / 1 grapefruit / .5 lime / .5 Maraschino. Some might prefer .75 lime. Perfect. (5 stars)
I enjoyed this with 1/4 oz simple syrup added. (4 stars)
From Speakeasy, 1 3/4 oz. 10 Cane rum, 3/4 oz. Luxardo maraschino liqueur, 1 oz lime juice, 3/4 oz. grapefruit juice, 1/4 oz. simple syrup.
I also prefer Hess' ratio, which is what Wayne has in his book. (5 stars)
I like the Hess ratios: 1.5 oz rum, 0.25 oz maraschino, 0.5 oz grapefruit, 0.75 oz simple, 0.75 oz lime. (3 stars)
Tart, classic, delicous. Made with agricole (Rhum JM white). (4 stars)

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