Ernest Hemingway entered Habana’s La Floridita bar in search of relief. He certainly found it. Escaping after using the head, the Papa saw Constantino Ribalaigua Vert setting up Daiquiris. Not one to flee from a drink, Hemingway sat up to the bar and tasted Constantino’s mix. Hemingway liked his cocktail strong; but, possibly the diabetic, he preferred his drink without added sugar. Pulling the sugar and doubling the rum, the Papa Doble was born; or, so says the story.
Today marks Hemingway’s 116th birth year… enjoy it with some extra rum.
3 3/4 oz. White Rum
2 oz. Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
2 oz. Key Lime Juice
6 Drops Maraschino Liqueur
Prepare a cocktail glass or goblet. Blend ice and pour into the glass. Prepare a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour all ingredients to shaker, and vigorously blend the drink. Strain into cocktail glass with blended ice.