The Hemingway Special Recipe | Cocktail Recipes | PBS Food

Author Ernest Hemingway was a fixture at the El Floridita bar in Cuba, and this cocktail honors his favorite drink.



  • 2 jiggers Bacardi or Havana Club rum (1 jigger = 1 1/2 ounces)
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Juice of 1/2 grapefruit
  • 6 drops of maraschino liqueur


  1. Fill a blender one-quarter full of ice, preferably shaved or cracked.
  2. Add the rum, lime juice, grapefruit juice and maraschino.
  3. Blend on high until the mixture turns cloudy and light-colored. Pour into chilled fluted glass and serve.


Recipe Source: Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure