If you've never tried a Hemingway Daiquiri — named after prolific writer Ernest Hemingway — then you're in for a real treat. In our new series Happiest Hour, we learn the story behind this citrus-y rum drink and what makes it signature Hemingway (hint: it's got more kick than a standard daiquiri!). Interested in whipping up one of these bracing cocktails yourself? Watch the video to see how it's done.
If you saw the word daiquiri and pictured a florescent blended drink, you better think again. A traditional daiquiri consists of nothing more than simple syrup, lime juice, and rum, and it's served straight up. This delightful recipe expands on the idea by adding fresh raspberries to the mix. The resulting cocktail has a pretty color and refreshing taste. It's neither overly sweet nor too strong; it's perfectly balanced. The thing I love the most about this libation, though, is its name. Isn't it fun to say, la bomba daiquiri?! Just writing the words puts a smile on my face. To shake this up for your friends, get the recipe after the jump.
A daiquiri doesn't have to be a sugary, blended concoction. The classic version of the cocktail is made simply and served up, much like a Papa Doblé daiquiri, and uses just three ingredients: light rum, lime juice, and simple syrup.
I recently made daiquiris to use up an overload of lime juice, but then I realized I had no light rum, only the coconut variety. Would this be good or gross?
I shook one up and discovered that the lime and coconut combination is deliciously tropical and refreshing. I've made the drink several times since; it's like a cocktail you'd get at a tiki bar but far less trouble. Get the recipe when you read more