Saturday, June 11, 2011

Strawberry Hemingway

No one probably knows this, but it turns out that late great novelist Ernest Hemingway was something of a "Partier".  At the famed La Floridita bar in Havana Hemingway loved ordering the daiquiris and over time began adjusting them to his own tastes with the addition of Maraschino liqueur and grapefruit juice.  There are many variations of this classic and bartenders love tweaking the original formula.  Here's my take in slow-mo via Johnny Auer's iPhone4.  Anyway, I think it was a 4 could've been a 3.

We start with the tart Green Acres strawberries I picked up at the GCM on Wednesday.  And then we muddle.
Then I add white rum, Smith and Cross Navy Proof Rum (my addition) Maraschino Liqueur, cane syrup, lime juice, fresh grapefruit juice and shake vigorously.  Double strain and garnish with a lime and a strawberry.
Then stand behind the drink, lean on the bar and have a friend take a picture of you all blurred out on his iPhone4 (or 3).  Come try one if you live in the area.  Cheers!

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