Saturday, May 13, 2017

Not Actually a Sunset Cocktail: Hemingway Daiquiri on World Cocktail Day

3 oz Plantation 3 Stars Rum
1/2 oz Lime juice
1/2 oz Grapefruit juice
1/4 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur

Shake everything with ice and strain into a chilled Cocktail Glass. Garnish with a Lime peel.

You may ask, "Hey, didn't we just celebrate Cocktail Day back in March?" Well, that was NATIONAL Cocktail Day, today is WORLD Cocktail day so stop asking stupid questions and make yourself a drink. Since we made a series of classic "Original Cocktails" back then. it made sense to make something a bit different and more worldly for World Cocktail Day. Since it's been raining all damned week I figured I'd take this shot on the new bar.

There is much discussion on the origin and the proper way to make a Hemingway Daiquiri but I've narrowed this one down after reading a bit of the history on Taste Cocktails. Most of the Hemingway Daiquiris listed on other sites still include a fair amount of sugar (more on that in a bit) and a lot less Rum but the origin of this drink seems to stem from his request for "...twice the Rum and no Sugar."

As a diabetic Hemingway seemed more concerned with his blood sugar level than his blood alcohol content.While he may have been a great author and thinker, his drinks were more about the quantity than the quality. This drink, as it's presented, is terrible. I'm amazed that something could be this tart and still bland. Adding a half ounce of Simple Syrup may bring out those lost, lovely flavors of the Luxardo and taper off the citrus to a palatable level. This is, of course, filtered through my lacking love of Limes so take it for what you will. Luckily this has helped polish off the stash of Limes I did have so I feel a nice long break from Limes is in order. I did buy a fuckton of Lemons for a Salmon dish though so you'll probably be seeing a wave of Lemon juice drinks soon.