Light, tart, and bright, this cocktail truly shines when fresh, quality ingredients are used. Luxardo Maraschino Originale and Maraschino Cherries add subtly sweet hints of almond and vanilla, creating perfectly balanced drinkability that even “Papa” would likely appreciate.
1 ½ oz. white rum
½ oz. Luxardo Maraschino Originale Liqueur
¾ oz. fresh lime juice
½ grapefruit juice
Luxardo Maraschino Cherry for garnish
Lime slice for garnish
Add liquid ingredients to a shaker with ice.
Shake until chilled, then strain into a coupe glass.
Garnish with a lime slice and one (or three) Luxardo Maraschino Cherries.
Year of Origin
A short story in the spirit of Ernest himself: “For drinking. This cocktail. Always enjoyed.”
lso known as the “Papa Doble,” this variation
on a traditional daiquiri was inspired by
famed author Ernest Hemingway — a man
who was known to enjoy a good cocktail or two. Thanks to his time spent in Cuba in the 1920s, Hemingway had a well-known affection for the daiquiri, which is what inspired the bartenders at La Floridita to create a special version Papa Hemingway could call his own.
While what eventually made it onto the menu didn’t pack as much of a punch as Hemingway’s preferred preparation (“four ounces of rum with a splash of lime”), the version featured here still avoids the sugars and syrups daiquiris have become infamous for — drawing its subtle sweetness instead from fresh squeezed juice, Luxardo Maraschino Originale, and Luxardo Maraschino Cherries.