Ladies and Gentlemen, let me introduce you to the Hemingway Daiquiri. When I think daiquiri, I think something made with crushed ice and it is usually bright pink and it is something I order when I am in a tropical place. It probably has a little umbrella sticking out of it, right? Well a classic daiquiri is just lime juice, sugar, and white rum. This daiquiri got its name, allegedly, because this was Ernest Hemingway's drink of choice at La Floridita, a famous Havana bar. What makes it different than the original daiquiri is the addition of grapefruit juice and maraschino liquor. The maraschino liquor is used instead of sugar, it adds sweetness because it is liquor made of cherries, but it has a very sharp edge as well. I like this drink because although it is labelled a "daiquiri" I don't think of it as a tropical drink - it is a little sweet, but equally tart and you don't lose the alcohol in here. I don't know about where you are, but where I am the weather is pretty dark and dreary. This is a great little cocktail to give you a little pick up and even better it makes use of the beautiful pink grapefruits that are in season now. Enjoy.
6 ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
3 ounces white rum
1 ounce maraschino liquor
Note on ingredients: I used a rum locally distilled in Boston by Bully Boy Distillery. This rum felt special to me, not a cheesy Bacardi kinda thing. It tasted great too, which a real depth of sugar flavor. Turns out is made with Molasses. Maraschino liqueur is a clear liqueur made with Marasca cherries. Luxardo is the most common brand. Now that I have purchased a bottle I am anxious to try other recipes with it, because it is a nice addition to cocktails - kind of thick like a syrup, sweet, with a slight almond flavor, and a real sharp burn as well.
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, shake until combined, strain into any kinda glass you want. Garnish with either grapefruit or lime slice.