This is the daiquiri variation that Ernest Hemingway famously enjoyed at El Floridita bar in Havana. Although Hemingway probably drank Bacardi, and Spirits columnist Jason Wilson suggests a few specific rums below, this cocktail works with any number of premium white or lightly aged rums.
Remember, maraschino liqueur is not the juice of maraschino cherries.
- 2 ounces rum, such as Rhum Barbancourt, white rhum agricole or Banks 5
- 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
- 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1/4 ounce maraschino liqueur, such as Luxardo
Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add the rum, juices and maraschino liqueur. Shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds, then strain into a chilled cocktail (martini) glass.
From Wilson's "Boozehound: On the Trail of the Rare, the Obscure, and the Overrated in Spirits" (Ten Speed Press, September 2010).
Tested by Michael Taylor.
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