Hemingway Special

Hemingway Special

Quick Facts

Cocktail History

The Hemingway Special is named after, no other than, Ernest Hemingway the famous American journalist, novelist, short-story writer, and sportsman. While spending time in Cuba, Hemingway often enjoyed spending time at a historic fish restaurant called El Floridita. He tried the Floridita’s signature drink, the Floridita Daiquiri, and said “That’s good but I prefer it without sugar and double rum,” and so the Hemingway Special was born.


  • 3 1/2 oz Rum (gold rum)
  • 1 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice
  • 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 3/4 oz Maraschino Liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Simple Syrup

Cocktail Preparation

Shake all the ingredients with ice into a cocktail shaker for 20-30 seconds or until chilled. Strain into a martini glass. Enjoy!

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