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Hemingway Daiquiri Recipe

Hemingway Daiquiri Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Author Victor


Variation #1 (original and Hemingway's preferred, stronger, dry and sour)

  • 3 oz blanco rum
  • 1/2 oz maraschino liqueur
  • 1 1/2 oz fresh grapefruit juice
  • 3/4 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup ice

Variation #2 (my preferred, less strong and slightly sweeter)

  • Same as above, but reduce rum from 3 to 2 oz

Variation #3 (sweeter version)

  • Same as variation #2 plus 1 teaspoon white sugar

For the garnish

  • One lemon wedge or a couple of lemon slices


  • Pull out you lemon squeezer, or a citrus juicer, and squeeze some fresh lime and grapefruit juice. You will need about 1/2 a lime and 1/4 of a grapefruit for one drink. 
  • Combine all of the ingredients but the garnish in a blender with ½ cup ice. Blend until smooth. Pour into a chilled cocktail glass. Squeeze the lime wedge over the drink, and drop it in. Alternatively, fit a couple of lemon slices on the edge of the glass. This makes it for a better presentation in my opinion.