La Floridita Daiquire or Papa Doble

The famed Ernest Hemingway’s Papa Doble daiquiri has been improperly made throughout the decades due to some misinformation, so here’s the clarification. There have been a number of cocktail books and bars that have described this drink as being made with lemon juice due to a copy editor’s mistake in the 1935 English translation of the recipe booklet Bar La Florida, published as a promotional giveaway.  It should be made with fresh lime juice instead.


John Apodaca

Papa Doble

2 ounces white rum
1 ounce fresh lime juice
½ ounce fresh grapefruit juice
¼ ounce maraschino liqueur (not juice)

Can be combined in a blender with shaved ice and beaten until it’s foaming, but I prefer shaking the ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker and straining into a chilled cocktail glass.


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