E. Hemingway Special (Variation)

The Barrister comes, in part, from Cuban roots. Cuba has become known as the “Isle of Rum,” due to a combination of world-famous sugar cane & the unique know-how of Cuban “Maestro Roneros” (master rum-makers).

imageErnest Hemingway was famous for many things, & drinking was one of them; he left a vast legacy of great cocktails. But our favorite is the E. Hemingway Special (Daiquiri).

Hemingway spent a lot of time in Cuba, visiting in the 1930s and residing there for a time in the 1950s. It was in Cuba that Hemingway concocted the E. Hemingway Special, his take on the Daiquiri , hence the Hemingway Daiquiri.  Hemingway (or Papa, as he was often called) brought all of his friends who visited him in Havana to El Floridita, his favorite bar – Hemingway holds the record for drinking 20 Papa Doble’s in one sitting at El Floridita; but, that’s for another time.  

E. Hemingway Special (Variation)
2 oz Light Rum
1/2 oz Lime Juice
3/4 oz Grapefruit Juice
1/4 oz Maraschino Liqueur

Combine all the ingredients with crushed ice, shake well, pour into a chilled cocktail glass, and enjoy!

Note, some people include sugar or simple syrup in their version of the E. Hemingway Special, we do not. There are also several variations of this cocktail that call for different measurements of the aforementioned ingredients; we believe this to be the most accurate account of the E. Hemingway Special, but some prefer 3/4oz lime and 1/2oz of grapefruit juice.


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