The Hemingway Daiquiri co*cktail Recipe - Analida's Ethnic Spoon (2024)

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In El Floridito bar, Havana bartender Constantino Ribailagua, concocted the Hemingway daiquiri co*cktail recipe in the 1920's. It is not a secret that the famous writer Ernest Hemingway spent a great deal of his free time enjoying libations in bars.

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The Hemingway daiquiri co*cktail recipe is known in some places as a Papa Doble. Papa of course was Hemingway's nickname.

My husband and I actually received inspiration from Blaine, the bartender extraordinaire, at the restaurant where my son works. "The Hemingway daiquiri", he said, "is quite different from what most bars today call a daiquiri": the sweet frozen fruity beverage served in a tall glass.

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Another difference in today's rum co*cktail

I am using Don Q spiced rum instead of the traditional rum. The various spices in this rum add an additional touch. This premium blend of rums is aged for three years in American oak barrels, and has delicious notes of vanilla, cinnamon, and caramel. Don Q spiced rum is also pleasant neat, or on the rocks. This is truly the best spiced rum I have ever tasted!

The Hemingway Daiquiri co*cktail Recipe - Analida's Ethnic Spoon (3)The coupe glasses

For this old-fashioned co*cktail recipe (or shall we say yesteryear co*cktail), my husband had to go out and get THE BEST looking limes he could find. He also made a new batch of simple syrup. Yes, he went through great lengths for this recipe. And last but not least, he HAD to get the RIGHT glass, a coupe glass. So, on his lunch hour, he ran, well drove to the local restaurant supply shop across town to pick up the coupe glasses.

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Whip one up, and picture yourself being caressed by tropical breezes, while palm fronds dance in the wind. In my opinion this is the perfect co*cktail: Not two sweet, not too sour. It's just right! Papa's favorite.

If you're looking for an other beverage made with Don Q, why not try the Grapefruit Rosemary Mojito. It's delicious and made with Don Q Gran Añejo.

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The Hemingway Daiquiri co*cktail Recipe

The Hemingway Daiquiri co*cktail recipe is a blend of Don Q spiced rum, and lime juice, grapefruit juice sweetened with maraschino liqueur. It's perfect for any occasion.

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Course: Drink

Cuisine: American

Keyword: coupe glass, rum co*cktail, shaker, tart flavor

Prep Time: 5 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes minutes

Servings: 1 servings

Calories: 185kcal

Author: Analida Braeger


  • 2 oz rum Don Q Spiced Rum
  • ¾ oz lime juice fresh squeezed
  • ½ oz grapefruit juice fresh squeezed
  • ½ oz maraschino liqueur


  • Add ice to a co*cktail shake and pour over all ingredients; shake and strain into a co*cktail glass.

  • Garnish with a slice of lime. (optional)


Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin C: 10.2mg

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Reader Interactions


  1. Jessica Robinson

    Spiced rum in a co*cktail? Oh yum! This drink sounds so tasty and like it would fit our Christmas Eve party perfectly!


    • Analida

      Hi Jessica, I am glad you think that the Hemingway daiquiri co*cktail is perfect for your Christmas Eve party. Let me know how your guests like it. 🙂


  2. Ben Myhre

    I love that you put so much thought and effort into this co*cktail. It looks beautiful!


    • Analida

      Thank you so much Ben. If you make it, let me know how you like it. 🙂


  3. Lizzy

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    Papa’s favorite is another good name for it. The good blend between sour and sweet flavor is the secret to its increased level of demand.


    • Analida

      Yes, Papa's favorite indeed. I love the balance of sweet and sour in anything. Thanks for your comment Lizzy.


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