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Hemingway Special

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How to make the Hemingway Special cocktail recipe?

Indulge in the delightful harmony of the Hemingway Special Cocktail, a vibrant libation promising a burst of joy with every sip. Crafted with care, this invigorating blend harmonizes 60 ml of Rum with 40 ml of Grapefruit Juice, enriched by 15 ml of Maraschino Luxardo and 15 ml of Fresh Lime. Finished with a garnish of Maraschino cherry, each sip offers a refreshing balance of sweet and tart flavors. Elevate your cocktail repertoire and savor the effervescent charm of the Hemingway Special Cocktail!

Hemingway Special cocktail ingredients:

° Rum: 60 ml (approximately 2 oz or 6 cl)
° Maraschino liqueur: 15 ml (approximately 0.5 oz or 1.5 cl)
° Grapefruit juice: 40 ml (approximately 1.35 oz or 4 cl)
° Lime juice: 15 ml (approximately 0.5 oz or 1.5 cl)
° Garnish: Maraschino cherry

Hemingway Special recipe instructions:

1) Chill the Glass: Begin by chilling a cocktail glass to maintain optimal temperature.
2) Combine Ingredients: In a shaker, mix Rum, grapefruit juice, Maraschino liqueur, and lime juice.
3) Shake Vigorously: Shake the ingredients with ice until well-mixed and chilled.
4) Strain and Serve: Strain the cocktail into the chilled glass for a smooth pour.
5) Garnish: Finish with a Maraschino cherry for a delightful touch of sweetness.
6) Serve Immediately: Present and enjoy this cheerful libation promptly, embracing the vibrant charm of the Hemingway Special Cocktail!

Hemingway Special history and origin:

The Hemingway Special, also known as the Hemingway Daiquiri or Papa Doble, is a cocktail with a rich history associated with the renowned American writer Ernest Hemingway. Legend has it that Hemingway frequented the El Floridita bar in Havana, Cuba, during the mid-20th century. There, he developed a close relationship with the bartenders and became known for his love of Daiquiris.

The Hemingway Special is said to be a variation of the classic Daiquiri, customized to suit Hemingway’s taste for stronger, less sweet cocktails. It’s believed that Hemingway requested a modification of the original Daiquiri recipe to be made with double the amount of rum, no added sugar, and a splash of grapefruit juice. This resulted in a cocktail that was tart, refreshing, and more potent than the traditional version.

The drink was eventually named after Hemingway and became known as the “Hemingway Special” or “Papa Doble” in his honor. Hemingway’s fondness for the cocktail further popularized it among his circle of friends and acquaintances, cementing its status as a classic cocktail with literary associations.

While the exact details of the Hemingway Special’s creation may be shrouded in legend, its association with Ernest Hemingway and the El Floridita bar in Havana has contributed to its enduring appeal and cultural significance in the world of cocktails.

The Hemingway Special is an IBA Official Cocktail.

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