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After one sip, you’ll be fending off sharks from your prize catch.

Most people think a daiquiri is a bright red concoction served with an umbrella at a fancy resort. While that is definitely one version of it, the original is much more refined.

The daiquiri was a Hemingway favorite, so whom better to give us a special daiquiri recipe than Papa’s Pilar Rum, a rum modeled after Ernest Hemingway and the adventurous lifestyle he led.

This recipe, called the Hemingway Daiquiri, was created for National Daiquiri Day which took place a couple weeks ago. Just because it’s not daiquiri day now doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy this classic cocktail while you imagine yourself walking in Hemingway’s foot steps in old Havana or catching a marlin in the Gulf Stream off tiny Bimini.

Watch this video of our friend Mr. Grooms of Papa’s Pilar Rum as he mixes a delicious Hemingway Daiquiri. He better share those!

Hemingway Daiquiri Recipe

Papa’s Pilar Hemingway Daiquiri Recipe


  • 1.5oz Papa’s Pilar Blonde
  • .75oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • .5oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice
  • 1 tsp of Maraschino Liquor
  • 1 tsp Granulated Sugar

Mixing Instructions: Combine ingredients into mixing glass with ice. Shake well. Raise glass and toast.

Let me know what you think of this drink recipe. It’s not worth substituting the Pilar Blonde out for another rum, Pilar really does have a great flavor and it brings an original taste to this drink.


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