Saturday is Ernest Hemingway’s birthday. Pick the tattered cover of your choice and curl up with this recipe Papa drank himself at the El Floridita Bar in Havana, Cuba. This drink is also called a Papa Doble if you double the amount of rum:
2 oz. White Rum
¾ oz. Fresh Lime Juice (some sources cite grapefruit juice instead)
½ oz. Maraschino Liqueur (Luxardo)
1 dash Rich Rum Syrup (2 to 1)
Add all ingredients to a mixing cup along with 3/4 cup of crushed or shaved ice. Blend in a stand mixer for 10 seconds and then pour everything into the serving glass. Garnish with a spent lime shell. Alternatively, you can shake this drink for about 15 seconds with crushed ice instead of using a stand mixer.
Hemingway frequented El Floridita while he lived in Cuba from the early 1930s until Castro took power in 1959. He became entranced with the Daiquiri, and modified the formula to suit his tastes. It is thought that Hemingway probably floated a Maraschino on top.