Hemingway Daiquiri

2 oz Light rum
34 oz Lime juice
12 oz Maraschino Liqueur
12 oz Grapefruit juice
1 sli Lime (as garnish)
Shake, strain, straight up, coupe, garnish.
Some may need some simple. PDT recommends Banks 5 Island rum.
Originally posted as 2oz rum, 1/2oz Maraschino and Lime, 1 oz Grapefruit, 1/2oz simple. According to the PDT this version did not have additional sugar because Hemingway was a diabetic.
From other users
  • Tart, classic, delicous. Made with agricole (Rhum JM white). — ☆☆☆☆
  • I also prefer Hess' ratio, which is what Wayne has in his book. — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • I like the Hess ratios: 1.5 oz rum, 0.25 oz maraschino, 0.5 oz grapefruit, 0.75 oz simple, 0.75 oz lime. — ☆☆☆
  • From Speakeasy, 1 3/4 oz. 10 Cane rum, 3/4 oz. Luxardo maraschino liqueur, 1 oz lime juice, 3/4 oz. grapefruit juice, 1/4 oz. simple syrup.
  • 1.5 rum / 1 grapefruit / .5 lime / .5 Maraschino. Some might prefer .75 lime. Perfect. — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • I enjoyed this with 1/4 oz simple syrup added. — ☆☆☆☆
  • Also tasty with rhum agricole blanc, though next time I might dial back the rhum and boost the grapefruit a touch. — ☆☆☆☆
  • add: 1/2 oz simple syrup; Spring Break — ☆☆☆☆
  • 6 Rum, 2 Lime, 1 Maraschino, 1 Syrup, 3 Grapefruit Works quite well with Angostura 5yo — ☆☆☆☆
  • Did 1/4 oz maraschino, 3/4 lime, 1/2 grapefruit, 1/2 simple. Willing to experiment. — ☆☆☆☆
  • See Highball for slight difference.
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sjdiaz21's picture

We substituted Aviation Gin

We substituted Aviation Gin for the rum at our restaurant for a Flying Hemingway variation and also changed the ratios to 1 1/2 oz gin, 1/2 oz simple, 3/4 oz grapefruit juice, 1/4 oz lime juice and 1/2 oz Marachino.

sjdiaz21's picture

I thought it was interesting

I thought it was interesting that when researching this drink, The PDT Cocktail book states that this was originally made without the simple syrup due to Hemmingway being a diabetic...hmm...rum is usually derived from some sort of sugar base so I thought that was an interesting comment.

Really great with a white

Really great with a white agricole. You'd think that it would be too tart by looking at the recipe, but it isn't. It's just perfectly tart.

No grapefruit on hand, so

No grapefruit on hand, so I:

1 1/2 oz Wray & Nephew Overproof rum
1/2 oz Maraschino
1/4 oz Campari
1/4 oz Aperol
1 oz lime juice


DrunkLab's picture

Made this with a 2:1 mix of

Made this with a 2:1 mix of Wray & Nephew and Barbancourt 5 Star. Perfection.

1.5 oz rum
1 oz grapefruit
.5 oz lime
.5 oz Luxardo Maraschino

Holy f**k Dan. You need to

Holy f**k Dan. You need to give this drink a name. I haven't made the original Hemingway yet, but it's going to be hard to convince me it's better than your version here. It's worth anyone buying W&N just to make this.