The Hemingway Daiquiri is a white rum cocktail with fresh citrus juices and a touch of sweetness from maraschino liqueur. This cocktail recipe is almost a century old and still cool. The best daiquiri recipe for summer. -

The Hemingway Daiquiri

The supposed favorite cocktail of Ernest Hemingway, originating from a favorite bar in Cuba, El Floridita. Signature flavors of fresh lime and grapefruit combine with white rum and a touch of Luxardo to make a fresh, very lightly sweet cocktail. Fresh in the winter, refreshing in the summer.
Course Cocktails, Cocktail Syrup
Cuisine American
Keyword hemingway daiquiri
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 186 kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 2 ounces White Rum (Cuban if you have it!)
  • ¾ ounce fresh Lime Juice
  • ½ ounce fresh Grapefruit Juice
  • ½ ounce Luxardo liqueur
  • Garnish: Lime slice


  1. Add all ingredients to a shaker with a handful of ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with lime slice.
Nutrition Facts
The Hemingway Daiquiri
Amount Per Serving
Calories 186
% Daily Value*
Sodium 2mg0%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Sugar 6g7%
Vitamin C 10.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.