The legend has it that the La Floridita bar in Cuba created the Daiquiri for Ernest Hemingway. His love of the cocktail has made it a staple on menus everywhere.
I decided to do a different take on this classic. Usually, white rum is used but I wanted Diplomático Mantuano. It’s an excellent blend that’s been aged for up to 8 years in white oak casks that previously held age bourbons and malt-whisky. This expression combines column, batch kettle and pot still distillates elaborated from sugar cane molasses and honeys.
Classic Hemingway Daiquiri
2.0 oz Diplomático Rum
0.75 oz Fresh Lime juice
0.75 oz Honey Simple Syrup
Combine in a shaker and pour into a coupe glass.
Not only is this cocktail is delicious, but it’s so eloquent to look at! Cheers! xo