Today we had an in-like-a-lion March day, with the steady, drumming rain and the cold, cold winds and the low, gray skies. So what better drink while taking in some stretch-run hockey and putting in some stitches than a Papa Hemingway’s Daiquiri? I mean, it’s just like Key West! Furthermore, like Papa Hemingway, we’ve got a cat with extra toes. Behold, Rollie’s famed monkey paws:
Feeling sufficiently polydactyled for this drink, I blended 3 ounces of white rum, 1 1/2 ounces fresh grapefruit juice, 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice, 1/2 ounce grenadine, 1 teaspoon sugar and 1/2 cup ice. The drink is served with a squeeze of a lime wedge, and then the wedge dropped in.
This is a really nice drink, if I do say so myself. The recipe actually didn’t have the sugar in it, but suggested cutting back the rum and adding sugar if you wanted something smoother than Hemingway himself supposedly preferred. I decided to keep all the rum and add the sugar, and it makes for a delightful finish. It’s fruity but not cloying, has a bite and bitterness, but with rounded edges, and really, the color can’t be beat. Rollie gives it two monkey thumbs up.