The Hemingway Daiquiri consists of white rum, lime juice, grapefruit juice, and maraschino liqueur.
In a couple days, it’ll be January and we get a fresh start to create another memorable year.
Typically everyone reaches for champagne to toast the new year. Here’s something a little different.
Ernest Hemingway once said, “I drink to make other people more interesting.”
I hope that’s not the case for you on New Year’s Eve. I like to surround myself with people I wouldn’t mind being stuck on a deserted island with. It’s best to start the new year with those you actually enjoy being around.
Whatever the case, you deserve a tasty drink (be it a cocktail or a non-alcoholic sparkling apple cider) in hand when the clock strikes 12.
I’m closing out the year with this classic cocktail. It’s simple yet elegant. I introduce you to the Hemingway Daiquiri.
This combination of white rum, lime juice, grapefruit juice, and maraschino liqueur was a favorite of Hemingway. He drank it so much that the cocktail eventually was named after him.
Traditionally, it is made with maraschino liqueur. I didn’t have any, so I substituted some maraschino cherry liquid- thus giving it that pretty pink hue.
Growing up, I was a fan of those super bright red maraschino cherries. Those days are long gone. Now, I swear by these Merry Maraschino cherries by Tillen Farms. I love them because they’re made without artificial colors, dyes, or flavors. They are available at BevMo and various online retailers.
Yield: serves 1, multiply as needed
- 1 oz white rum
- 1/2 oz grapefruit juice
- 3/4 oz lime juice
- 1/4 oz maraschino cherry liquid * see notes
- 1/2 oz simple syrup , recipe follows
- grapefruit peel or orange peel , to garnish
- maraschino cherries , to garnish
1. Fill a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice. Add all ingredients to shaker. Cover and shake. Strain chilled cocktail and serve in a coupe cocktail glass. Garnish with grapefruit peel and maraschino cherry, if desired.
Simple Syrup: Bring to a boil 1 part water and 1 part granulated sugar. Keep chilled in the fridge until ready to use. Keeps for one week.
*Note: I used the liquid from the bottled maraschino cherries. Traditionally, this cocktail is made with maraschino liqueur.
RECIPE ADAPTED FROM VINTAGE COCKTAILS