Saturday, August 15, 2009

Cocktail of the Week: Hemingway Daiquiri

(Hemingway drinking his daiquiri)

B-friend was telling me about a lovely cocktail he just had at Huckleberry Bar in Williamsburg. H. Bar is known for their lusciously complicated cocktails and yummy food (which is just a bit classier than reg. bar fare). The daiquiri features Maraschino liqueur (no relation to red juice floating at the top of cherry jars) and goes by various other names but Ernie H. drank a version of it that was a tad boozier and in a glass that some called a "vase" (my kind of guy!). Spending some serious time in Havana, our favorite American writer fell in love with this cocktail and today it even exist in a the frozen form! Thanks Seriouseats for this great recipe, happy drinking!

Hemingway Daiquiri

2 ounces light rum
3/4 ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice
1/2 ounce grapefruit juice
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon maraschino liqueur

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, fill with ice, then shake and strain into a goblet or a champagne saucer filled with shaved ice or skip the ice and pour into cocktail glass.

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