Do You Think Hemingway Would Drink This Daiquiri?

This re-imagined Hemingway Daiquiri may have been dreamt up had the drink’s namesake, Ernest Hemingway, decided to make the 4,500-mile journey from Cuba, where the Daiquiri was born, to Shetland Reel’s distillery in Unst, Shetland. The floral cherry notes of the Maraschino liquor pair beautifully with the aromatic grapefruit notes of the Shetland Reel Filska Gin in November’s Gin of the Month. Tart, sweet and fruity, this drink’s juniper twist has a lighter flavour than the traditional rum.

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Pack a cocktail shaker with ice and add your ingredients before shaking well. Strain your drink into a coupe glass. Garnish with the grapefruit peel and serve. *To make sugar syrup from scratch, add 150ml sugar to 150ml water and bring to a boil in a saucepan. After the sugar has dissolved, cool and refrigerate for up to a week.


50ml Shetland Reel Filska Gin

15ml lime juice

20ml grapefruit juice

10ml sugar syrup*

10ml Maraschino liqueur

Grapefruit peel, to garnish