Make Hemingway's Legendary 'Papa Doble' Cocktail

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Any cocktail with Earnest Hemingway's name attached to it can mean only one thing: it's going to be potent. The journalist and author built his entire brand on exploring the world while perpetually hammered. "I drink to make other people more interesting," is one of the many quotes we remember him by.

During one of his junkets, Hemingway frequented a bar in Havana called La Floridita Bar, where he drank so many daiquiris, that the bar ended up naming the drink after him. Legend has it that Hemingway ordered daiquiris two at a time, which earned the cocktail the name 'El Papa Doble,' also known as Hemingway Daiquiri.  The drink is now served all over the world and is known for being a more eye-catching and playful version of the classic daiquiri.


  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1/4 ounce maraschino liqueur
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups shaved ice


  1. Combine ingredients in a blender and frappe until the drink is foaming. Serve in a large cocktail glass, champagne saucer, or goblet.
  2. Note: maraschino liqueur is NOT the same thing as syrup from a cherry jar. Walk away from any liquor store that tells you otherwise.


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