Hemingway Daiquiri
Dubbed “el rey de los coteles”, Cuban bartender Constantino Ribalaigua Vert was known for his attention to detail and use of fresh ingredients. He was the principal bartender at Bar Restaurant El Florida in the early 1900s, then frequented by American tourists and expats, namely the American author Ernest Miller Hemingway. Hemmingway was a regular at El Florida and famously desecrated Constante’s meticulously perfected cocktail “La Florida Daiquiri Number 4” by ordering it made without sugar and with double the rum. The “Hemingway Daiquiri” has gained much recent popularity and has been dramatically altered from Hemmingway’s version for palatability. Tastings.com’s version is modified from the more grapefruity “La Florida Daiquiri Number 3” (Spirits/Cocktails)