June 20, 2014

hemingway daiquiri

Lately, I've been thinking a lot about our trip to New Orleans last summer. It's come up several times over this past week (or two) and I think about it every time I hear Tegan and Sara's "Closer". JD and I had a pretty awesome (if I do say so myself) pre-dinner dance party to that song on our trip and I always go back to that memory now when I hear it. It's a good one, both the song and the memory, though my dance moves could use some work. A while back, JD compared them to Kristen Wiig's awkward dance scene in Girl Most Likely. 

One of my favorite things from our visit was going downstairs to the Carousel Bar for cocktails each night. We tried a few, but my favorite was the Hemingway Daiquiri. There are a lot of different recipes for this drink and since the Carousel Bar only lists their ingredients on the menu, I decided to pick the parts of each that most closely resembled it.
hemingway daiquiri
hemingway daiquiri
hemingway daiquiri
hemingway daiquiri
The Hemingway Daiquiri
1.5 ounces of light rum
.75 ounces of lime juice
.5 ounce of grapefruit juice
.5 ounce simple syrup

Shake, pour over ice, and enjoy!

If you're interested, you can read more about our New Orleans trip here, here, and here.

Have a great weekend and thanks for reading!


  1. It is always fun to try to recreate cocktails that you loved while on vacation! We always try to mimic a snickers martini!

  2. Sounds delicious! I will have to try this! Have a great weekend!!

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  3. Aaaand I'm officially thirsty. Need to head to the grocery store to get grapefruit juice...

    Melanie | UnraveledThreads

  4. This is gorgeous photography and the drink looks absolutely scrumptious! Your nail color is the ideal summer shade--I love it!

  5. It is funny sometimes how certain songs are associated with certain time frame. That drink looks pretty tasty.

  6. This looks good! I'll have to give it a try :)

  7. Love the name of this drink! Great minds think alike... I shared my new favorite cocktail today :) Have a lovely weekend!

    xx Katie
    lovely letters

  8. looks so yum


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