Hemingway Special

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Hemingway Special
IBA official cocktail
Hemingway Daiquiri.jpg
A Hemingway Special or Hemingway Daiquiri and its component ingredients
TypeMixed drink
Primary alcohol by volume
ServedStraight up; without ice
Standard drinkware
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Cocktail glass
IBA specified
PreparationPour all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake.
TimingAll day
dagger Hemingway Special recipe at International Bartenders Association

A Hemingway Special is an all day cocktail based on the Floridita Daiquiri[1] and is recognised by the IBA.


It is made with rum, lime juice, maraschino liqueur, and grapefruit juice and served in a double cocktail glass.[2][3]


While he was staying in Cuba, Ernest Hemingway tried the Floridita's signature drink, the Floridita Daiquiri, and said "That's good but I prefer it without sugar and double rum,"[1] creating a cocktail now known as the Hemingway Daiquiri or the Papa Doble.[4] This recipe was later modified further, adding grapefruit juice to the mix, at which point the drink was dubbed the Hemingway Special."[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Hemingway and the Floridita". El Floridita La Cuna del Daiquiri. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  2. ^ "HEMINGWAY SPECIAL". IBA World. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Hemingway Special". AIBM Project. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  4. ^ Curtis, Wayne. "BEHIND THE DRINK: THE HEMINGWAY DAIQUIRI". liquor.com. Retrieved 8 April 2017.