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Weekend with Hemingway Part 24: Mojito

Havana is the home of the mojito. Regardless of which version of the origin you prefer, it is in the ...
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Weekend with Hemingway Part 23: Gimlet

There are two possible origins for the name of this cocktail: The first is that it is named after a ...
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Weekend with Hemingway Part 22: Whisk(e)y/Scotch and Soda

Whether it is whiskey, whisky or scotch depends on where it is from and also where you are from. If ...
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WEEKEND WITH HEMINGWAY PART 21: DAIQUIRI

The simple ingredients of the Daiquiri make it highly likely it developed in some form in a number of places ...
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WEEKEND WITH HEMINGWAY PART 20: RUM SWIZZLE

Swizzles can be made with rum, gin or whisky but as this drink has its roots in the Caribbean, I ...
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WEEKEND WITH HEMINGWAY PART 19: Absinthe

Absinthe, like coca cola, had its origins as a herbal remedy. Its key ingredient, wormwood (artemisia absinthium), is thought to ...
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WEEKEND WITH HEMINGWAY PART 18: Tom Collins

The Tom Collins had its beginnings in a drink called the Collins Punch which was around in the first half ...
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Weekend with Hemingway Part 17: Green Isaac’s Special

This cocktail was invented by Hemingway and appeared in the first of the posthumously published novels, Islands in the Stream. ...
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Weekend with Hemingway Part 16: Death in The Afternoon

Due to its strong flavour, absinthe has been combined with other ingredients since its creation. Sugar and water is the ...
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WEEKEND WITH HEMINGWAY – PART 15: SANGRIA

Dating back to ancient times, Sangria probably began life as what was known as “hippocras.” The forerunner of both sangria ...
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WEEKEND WITH HEMINGWAY – PART 14: WHISKEY SOUR

The Whiskey Sour has been around since at least the mid-1800s. However, it is likely to have been around in ...
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Weekend with Hemingway – Part 13: Rum Collins

History A Rum Collins, sometimes known as a Pedro Collins, is based on the classic Tom Collins but using rum ...
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Weekend with Hemingway – Part 12: Villa America Special

History This drink is suspiciously like a Sidecar. Although Hemingway would have undoubtedly drank Sidecars, this version and name of ...
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WEEKEND WITH HEMINGWAY – PART 11: Americano

History The Americano is an easy cocktail to make with equal parts of Campari and Sweet vermouth with some soda ...
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WEEKEND WITH HEMINGWAY – PART 10: Champagne Cocktail

The modern version of the classic champagne cocktail contains a sugar cube soaked in bitters with a spot of cognac, ...
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WEEKEND WITH HEMINGWAY – PART 9: Pauline Hemingway’s Rum Scoundrel

Pauline Pfeiffer was the second of Hemingway’s four wives and one of three to have grown up in St. Louis. ...
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Weekend With Hemingway – Part 8: Pink Gin

Angostura bitters was developed by the German, Johan Siegert while stationed at the town of Angostura (modern day Ciudad Bolívar) ...
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Weekend with Hemingway – Part 7: Vermouth Panache

This drink appears with no garnish or bitters in To Have and Have Not… But in Hemingway’s Esquire article, “There ...
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WEEKEND WITH HEMINGWAY – PART 6: Cuba Libre

Let’s start with a little history… Coca Cola first became available in Cuba around 1900 following the Spanish-American war which ...
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WEEKEND WITH HEMINGWAY – PART 5: GIN & TONIC

Let’s start with a little history… Gin is an evolution of the Dutch drink genever or jenever which was made ...
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WEEKEND WITH HEMINGWAY – PART 4: Mint Julep

Like many of our classic drinks the Mint Julep started life as a restorative concoction, particularly to quell an upset ...
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WEEKEND WITH HEMINGWAY – PART 3: Martini

Martini’s are probably the drink most people think of when cocktails are mentioned. Therefore, it is no surprise there are ...
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Weekend with Hemingway – Part 2: The Bloody Mary

As with many classic cocktails, there is some dispute over who invented the Bloody Mary. The most likely origin is ...
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Weekend with Hemingway – Part 1: The Negroni

“This is a good place,” he said. “There’s a lot of liquor,” I agreed. ― Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also ...