Hanks.  photo by Mike Piscitelli



Hanks. 

photo by Mike Piscitelli


Hemingway Daiquiri

Ernest Hemingway is inspiration, not author, of the Hemingway Daiquiri. His request for a Daiquiri made with half the sugar and double the booze created an unbalanced drink: one that bartenders couldn’t help but right through the eventual addition of maraschino liqueur and grapefruit juice. To reinstate some of Hemingway’s influence, this recipe uses key lime juice and goes for a whir in the blender—as the earliest Daiquiris were served over crushed ice.

The Indispensables: Hemingway Daiquiri

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Ernest Hemingway is inspiration, not author, of the cocktail that bears his name.

It’s an important distinction, and takes some of the pressure off of the much disputed origin story of the most popular Daiquiri riff.

Hemingway preferred his Daiquiris with half the sugar—and double the booze.

Whether Hemingway actually drank 16 double daiquiris at Cuba’s La Floridita bar in one sitting is rather beside the point. His request for a Daiquiri made with half the sugar and double the booze created an unbalanced drink: one that bartenders couldn’t help but right through the eventual addition of maraschino liqueur and a little bit of grapefruit juice.

These delicious evolutions are several degrees away from any cocktail the author would have ordered in Cuba. To reinstate some of Hemingway’s proprietary influence, this recipe takes two subtle sidesteps.

Fresh key lime juice adds much-needed pucker to a slushy-like Daiquiri.

First, this cocktail uses key lime juice. These smaller limes were very likely the fruit used at La Floridita, as key limes were the primary limes grown and made available in the States until the 1930s. In addition, the very first Daiquiris were made with lemons, not limes, so the extra tart pucker of a key lime tips the tang further in the direction of historical accuracy. The reasoning behind reinstating key lime juice in this cocktail is not just a memorializing effort: The vanilla-like aroma and extra jab of acidity add an underpinning of tropical refreshment.

The earliest Daiquiris were served with crushed ice—not a far cry from the blended version.

Second, the whole shebang goes for a whir in the blender. (Silence your gasps!) For years, bartenders have been weaning us off the blended Daiquiri of the spring break set, training us to instead employ dainty jadeite coupes. In reality, the earliest Daiquiris were served with crushed ice, including, most likely, those consumed by Hemingway.  A departure from the blender drink was necessary to our cocktail schooling. But it’s now time to re-embrace the frosty brilliance of a Daiquiri slushy.

Kaitlyn Goalen is a writer, editor and cook based in Brooklyn and Raleigh, N.C. She is the editor and co-founder of Short Stack Editions, a series of single-subject, digest-size cookbooks, and has contributed to a variety of national publications.

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Moto Guzzi customs at Verona Motor Bike Expo: Official high-res pics


Here are official high-res pics of the customised Moto Guzzis shown at the Motor Bike Expo in Verona, Italy
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Ducati Scrambler customs shown at Motor Bike Expo in Verona

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The Hondo Grattan, S.C.R., and Scratch, three unique takes on the Ducati Scrambler...

Motorcycle custom shops, Deus Ex Machina, Officine Mermaid and Mr. Martini have created three customised versions of the new Ducati Scrambler - the Full Throttle, Urban Enduro and Classic - which are now being shown at the Motor Bike Expo in Verona, Itay.

"The main focus is on the aluminium bodywork, with a single-piece tail, number-plate support and a headlight inspired by speedway bikes. An asymmetric mudguard completes the project, together with lots of little details such as the positioning of the conic filter within the frame, the disc brake and, of course, the dedicated exhaust. The name however comes from Carby, creative director of Deus Australia, who was in Milan at the time; he saw the project when it was almost complete and fell in love with it, naming it Hondo Grattan, after the horse that won everything on the Harold Park race-track. Who knows, in the not-too-distant future, perhaps our bike will end up on that track too," says Filippo Bassoli, MD, Deus Italy.

"I decided to revolutionise the basic concept, from Ducati Scrambler to Café Racer. The style is reminiscent of American rather than British design, owing partly to the fact that the roots of the original Ducati Scrambler project date from the seventies. Although the style is that of a Café Racer, this bike has a combination of elements that make it unique; In fact, details such as the high exhaust and knobby tyres retain a decidedly Ducati Scrambler flavour. This fusion gave our bike its name: S.C.R. - Scrambler Café Racer," says Nicola Martini, customiser at Mr. Martini. "We've changed the nose fairing, the tail-piece, the whole of the exhaust, the foot-peg and handlebar mountings and the rear suspension unit and have, of course, given the bike a new colour. The Scrambler Café Racer is in ‘total black’ including the saddle, undertail and timing belt covers," he adds.
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