Papa Doble
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Papa Doble
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The Papa Doble cocktail, a variant of the Hemingway Daiquiri, is named after Ernest Hemingway who was known to frequent the El Floridita bar in Havana, Cuba, where the drink ... more The Papa Doble cocktail, a variant of the Hemingway Daiquiri, is named after Ernest Hemingway who was known to frequent the El Floridita bar in Havana, Cuba, where the drink originated. It is a tangy and refreshing mix featuring the zesty flavors of lime and pink grapefruit juices, the strength of white rum, and the sweet, complex notes of maraschino liqueur. The balance is achieved with sugary syrup, creating a drink with depth, bright acidity and a fruity profile. The Papa Doble is elegantly served in a cocktail glass, often garnished with a lime wheel and a cherry to complement its citrus character.
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White rum
Garnish
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Cocktail cherry, lime
Alcohol content
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22.39% | 4.55 units *

Method
How to make a Papa Doble

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with a lime wheel and a cherry and serve
~ This drink can be sweetened to taste with sugar syrup, although Hemingway, after whom this drink was named, never would have done so. This recipe makes two drinks. ~

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·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the history behind the Papa Doble cocktail?

The Papa Doble, also known as the Hemingway Daiquiri, was created in the 1930s for Ernest Hemingway at the El Floridita bar in Havana, Cuba. Hemingway loved the original Daiquiri made there but preferred it without sugar and with double the rum, which led to the creation of this stronger, less sweet variation.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute a different type of rum if I don't have white rum for the Papa Doble?

Yes, although white rum is traditional for its crisp, clean taste, you can substitute it with a light golden rum for a slightly deeper flavor profile. Avoid dark or spiced rums as they can significantly alter the taste of the cocktail.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnishing tips for a Papa Doble?

A thin slice of grapefruit or a lime wheel makes an elegant garnish for a Papa Doble. Alternatively, a maraschino cherry can add a touch of classic cocktail charm and a hint of sweetness.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Papa Doble?

The Papa Doble is best served in a chilled cocktail glass. To fully enjoy its flavors, it should be served cold but not diluted, so consider chilling the glass in advance and mixing the ingredients with ice before straining.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Papa Doble compare to that of a standard cocktail?

The Papa Doble has an alcohol content of 22.39%, which is slightly higher than many standard cocktails, which typically range from 15% to 20% alcohol by volume. Its higher content is due to the larger proportion of rum, making it a stronger drink.

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