Whenever I get the opportunity to play around with a Daiquiri variation I am all in, I absolutely love using the white rum base and building something balanced and delicious from there. The Hemmingway Daiquiri is one that just has a slight variance but makes such a great difference from the classic but I decided to increase that difference and play around a little.
I had a jar of Luxardo Maraschino Cherries on my back bar and always love how delicious the decadent cherry syrup can be when I use just a little bit in a cocktail that needs a little something. Do you think they have alcohol in them? They don’t! They are candied and steeped in a syrup made of cherry juice and sugar. They are all-natural and fun fact – made by distilling the fruit’s leaves, stems, pits and skins. I also used the classic Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, an essential ingredient in many classic cocktails, because it is the proverbial glue to this cocktail that holds the flavor together.
- 1.5 ounces rum
- ½ ounce lime juice
- ½ ounce ruby red grapefruit juice
- ½ bar spoon cherry juice from Luxardo Cherry jar
- ½ ounce Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
- Champagne (to top)
- Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice (except Champagne)
- Shake mixture then strain into a coupe glass
- Top with Champagne
- Garnish with a Luxardo Cherry