Hemingway Daiquiri Beauty, as seen on The Kitchen, Season 32.
Recipe courtesy of Geoffrey Zakarian

Hemingway Daiquiri

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min (includes chilling time)
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 1 serving
Forget everything you think you know about daiquiris. The original daiquiri is not something you get out of a slushy machine, but a rum drink with the perfect marriage of bitter citrus and sweet cherry. Sometimes you can add an egg white for frothiness, but you can never go wrong serving it straight up. A classic daiquiri is a sipping drink and is made to take time to enjoy.


Simple Syrup:


  1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the rum, grapefruit juice, lime juice, maraschino liqueur and Simple Syrup. Shake well to combine. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lime slice.

Simple Syrup:

Yield: 1 1/2 cups
  1. Combine the sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and let cool completely. Keep covered in the refrigerator for up to a month.