With 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.
- Cocktail of the Week: Papa Doble (snolasco.com)
- Hemingway Special (cocktailtube.net)
- Hemingway Daiquiri