Daiquiri No. 3

Friday, September 30, 2011

It may be the last day of September, but that doesn't mean you don't need a little sunshine in your glass! This one comes from Cuba, specifically La Floridita in Havana, where Hemingway was known to drink several of these each day.

My father has long been fascinated by Cuba and communism, so we took a family vacation there several summers ago to see it under Fidel's reign; while the bar has lost some of its luster in recent years, there certainly wasn't anything wrong with the rum!



Daiquiri No. 3

1 1/2 oz of light rum
3/4 oz of freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 oz of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
1/4 oz of maraschino liquor
1/4 oz of syrup

Combine all ingredients in a blender with ice; blend until smooth. Pour into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lime.


Notes: the Daiquiri No. 3 is also called the Hemingway Daiquiri, thanks to the man who made it a legend. He drank them frozen, so there's no shame in enjoying them that way, although they're also delicious served up.

Barbancourt white rum is my favorite, but for the genuine article, pick up a bottle of Bacardi. Now is the time to find a bottle of maraschino liquor, too-I love Luxardo's straw-wrapped bottle!

Cheers!


Photo by Eat Love Drink.

33 comments:

  1. Yum, sounds good to me!

    Any fall inspired drinks? Something with coffee or hot cocoa or hot cider??

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  2. Ah, Hemingway knew his stuff, didn't he??!! This looks just delightful and since I haven't had a daiquiri in ages, I think tonight I should break the dry spell with this one!!

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  3. if you're taking requests, I too would love some warm drink recipes! :] I hope you have a good weekend!

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  4. yum. definitely making a note of this one. have a great weekend!

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  5. Oh YUM! That's just what I feel like. Have a wonderful weekend honey!

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  6. definitely nothing wrong with the rum! :) Have a fabulous weekend my dear!

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  7. Ooooh, Cuba! I'm jealous of your trip. You'll have to {secretly} share your tips on how you {secretly} got in. It's on my must-do list. Also, this drink makes me want to be on a beach somewhere.

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  8. Yummers! I'll squeeze out a little Summer on a Friday nite. Heck, why not!

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  9. Perfect to kick off the weekend :)

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  10. Mm, sounds scrumdiddlyumptious! Happy weekend, Lena!

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  11. I definitely have to make one of these!!! Perfect end to a perfect week!

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  12. The perfect beverage for those "still feels like summer" days we've been having every so often! This sounds delish!

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  13. Somehow I find it odd that Hemingway drank something as festive as Daquiris. I think it's kind of funny because I always imagined him as a Vodka straight up kind of guy.

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  14. Spend all afternoon doing flowers for tomorrow's wedding... do I need this drink??? YES!!!!! ;) have a great weekend!

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  15. Your hot drink recipe requests are cracking me up-it was 80 degrees all week in San Francisco! But I promise, I'll try to keep up with the weather in the real world!

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  16. I'm confident that Hemingway and I could have been great friends. This looks perfectly refreshing and would go great on the patio on an AZ Fall evening. Have a great weekend!

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  17. I never say no to a daq! Hope you have a great weekend! We've got rain today in L.A.! I'm soo ready to wear sweaters and riding boots! xo -Taj

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  18. i think you/we need to have a little cocktail soiree so we can sample all of these dreamy cocktails you speak of. wishing you the loveliest of weekends, lena!
    xo,
    sylvie
    :: silver lining ::

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  19. YUM! Mango ones are my favourite :)

    -Laura xox
    http://wrinkleintimevintage.blogpspot.com

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  20. cute blog:) i follow you!!!

    xoxo A.

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  21. yum - perfect thing to sip over the weekend

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  22. I've always wanted to visit Cuba. This cocktail will have to do me for now...

    ~ Clare x

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  23. yes to anything hemingway inspired :) he is one of my all time favorites.

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  24. What a wonderful treat for the weekend! Love how fresh the photo is... Mine always seem to melt a little.

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  25. Heck to the yeah...That's my kinda cocktail!

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  26. Sounds like a great drink!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  27. I love anything with marschino cherry juice! Or grenandine...or sugar for that matter.

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