It’s about time I actually made a Hemingway Daiquiri, which adds grapefruit juice and maraschino liqueur to the standard daiquiri. Hemingway apparently didn’t like simple syrup (getting far too much sugar from all the booze he consumed), but I think the cocktail needs it.

The cocktail is excellent up, as above, or on the rocks as in the video below.

As I explain in the video, it was from reading about Hemingway that I discovered the sour cocktail, which is my favorite category of cocktails. Feel free to adjust the ratios to your liking. The one I use here is fairly standard. The simple syrup is up to you.

I really love the variation of the grapefruit juice and of course the cherry flavored liqueur, here Luxardo. (And I mention Cocktail Kingdom in the video, which is a great source for all cocktail accoutrements, such as the mixing glass, stirring spoon and large ice cube trays I use.)

Thanks Katherine Guanche who is one of five in our quarantine, for the videography and the editing! You’re the best!

The Hemingway Daiquiri

The variation on a classic
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 mins
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Servings 1


  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 ounce Luxardo
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup (optional)
  • 1 lime disc for garnish


  • Combine all the ingredients in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir till thoroughly chilled. Strain into a chilled coup or over ice.
  • Read Chapter 1 of A Moveable Feast while enjoying your Hemingway Daiquiri. (Don't forget to garnish it with the lime!)
Keyword daiquiri, grapefruite juice, Hemingway, lime juice, Luxardo, marischino liqueur