Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Papa Doble

Though I have visited the old watering hole (Sloppy Joe's) of Papa's in Key West with my papa, the etymology of the "Papa Doble" (aka Hemingway cocktail aka Hemingway daiquiri) is from his favorite bar in Havana called La Floridita.

There are many variations of this cocktail, but the following recipe is the one I use and love. I have made it for many of my friends, and they have all enjoyed sipping this rum-filled drink on a warm summer day. I haven't had one since last summer with Moo...I associate them with her now and miss her tonight as I sip away. I made one tonight (11:22pm) - it was a long day, so what else is a child to do but rely on her Papa for some support after a grueling 16 hour work day?

Read Moo's blog here - my dear is in Africa: http://ngogo.blogspot.com/

1 1/2 oz Light rum
1/4 oz Maraschino liqueur (this can be hard to find, but you need to search until you do/its essential!)
3/4 oz Lime juice
1/4 oz Grapefruit juice

Shake it up with ice and pour into a martini glass.

Now go re-read The Sun Also Rises!


The Troll said...

"We worked 16 hours. Fishing. The day had been warm. Also cloudy. Then we drank. Rum. With other stuff. Lime juice. Grapefruit juice. And more other stuff. Stuff I can't spell."

E. Hemingway's Unfinished Novel.

moi said...

"Nembutol numbs it all/ but I prefer alcohol."

And this is going straight into my summer drink recipe file for when the weather finally cooperates and I can have a patio pah-tay!

Yummy, thanks for sharing.

Clearlykels said...

sounds delic.

Aunty Belle said...

Heh... Pamplona. Hotel La Perla, Papa's room during the Running of the Bulls. Ambiance, but no Papa Dobles. Why din't I know then??

Sounds refreshing, elegant.

Leigh said...

yum! Drinking it in Key West though would be the ultimate YUM!