Best Summer Drink

papaWith Summer in full swing here in Florida, what better way to beat the heat than with a cold cocktail. In close proximity to Florida, Cuba just a few miles away, is the inspiration for this twist on the classic Daiquiri. Hemingway didn’t like his drink too sweet and thus the Papa Doble was born.

The Papa Doble

2 oz Clear Rum ( or a dark rum)

1/2 oz Lime Juice (fresh, of course)

1/2 oz Grapefruit Juice ( also fresh)

1/4 oz Maraschino Liqueur (luxardo)

Combine all the ingredients with ice, shake well, pour everything into a chilled cocktail glass, and enjoy!

The Papa Doble is not very sweet.  If you want a sweeter drink than Hemingway did, you can increase the Maraschino Liqueur to 1/2 oz; The clear rum can easily be overshadowed by the strong flavors of all that citrus and Maraschino, so consider experimenting with a more robust rum, even an anejo, especially for a richer color and flavor depth.


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