The Paris Wife

I wanted to contribute a daiquiri to the cocktail menu at Nightwood.  For those of you who don't know, Hemingway, a daiquiri connoisseur, was notorious for drinking variations of them all over Florida and Cuba during prohibition.  There is a classic and delicious cocktail using maraschino liqueur named for him called the Hemingway daiquiri.

The Hemingway Daiquiri
1 1/2oz light rum
3/4 oz fresh lime juice
1/4 oz fresh grapefruit juice
1/4 oz maraschino liqueur

Shake and serve over crushed ice.  This drink may be enjoyed straight up as well.  Garnish with lime wheel.

I wanted to use Amaro Nonino, an Italian digestif, slightly bitter with mellow notes of caramel and baking spices.  Here is a glimpse of our process.  We don't always get the drink right on the first try.  We played around with proportions and tried other bitters such as Cynar, an artichoke liqueur.  We finally settled on a recipe true to the daiquiri, where the lime is very pronounced.  This drink is frothy, bright, spicy and refreshing.  Pucker up!

The Paris Wife
2 oz Mount Gay rum
1 oz Amaro Nonino
1 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1/4 simple syrup
1 egg white
Garnish:  Angostura bitters

Build in cocktail shaker and give a good pre-ice shake (also known as a mime shake), this should help incorporate the egg white. Add scoop of ice and shake in cocktail shaker approximately 1 minute, or until ice emulsifies.  Garnish with a few drops of Angostura bitters.  

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One Response to The Paris Wife

  1. This looks so delicious! Will you make some for us?


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