Jack Dorsey’s Hemingway Daiquiri
In our series started yesterday that isn’t a series, but is rapidly turning into just that, we now present another Twitter inspired celeb recipe.
This time it’s Twitter metaphysicist Jack ‘Up’ Dorsey with his Hemingway Daiquiri.
INTERVIEWER: How do you name your characters?HEMINGWAY: The best I can. theparisreview.org/interviews/482…— Jack Dorsey (@jack) May 16, 2012
The original daiquiri was a mixture of rum, lime, and sugar, served over ice. Yet another product of late-nineteenthth-century imperialism, the Daiquiri was first recorded in a Cuban mining town of the same name. Although the locals had probably been knocking back rum and lime for years.
In 1886 an American engineer, James Cox, and a Cuban engineer named Pagliuchi refined the rum and lime drink by adding cane sugar. When Admiral Lucius Johnson introduced the recipe to the Army Navy Club in D.C., in 1909, the Daiquiri was becoming one of the world’s most popular drinks.
Constantino Ribalagua, the famed bartender at Havana’s La Floridita—nicknamed La Catedral del Daiquiri—blended the drink with shaved ice, thereby creating the frozen Daiquiri. Chief among the frozen Daiquiri’s adherents was Ernest Hemingway. Ribalagua specifically created a sugarless Papa Dobles for Papa Hemingway, who apparently could wade through a dozen of these at one sitting. Standing is not an option after a dozen frozen Daiquiris.
- Juice of 2 limes
- Juice of 1 grapefruit
- 2 ounces light rum
- 1/4 ounce maraschino liqueur
- Mix all ingredients over cracked or shaved ice; then pour into a chilled highball glass.