August 2011 Archives

Summer Cocktail: Papa Doble

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It has not been a summer of much crafting, but it has been a summer of enjoying a refreshing cocktail.  On our recent trip to Ann Arbor, we stopped at Zingerman's Roadhouse (Chef Alex won the James Beard Award for Best Chef Great Lakes this year) and I decided to try one of their classic cocktails: the Papa Doble.

It's a wonderful drink, inspired by Ernest Hemingway's desire to double the rum and lower the sweet on a Daquiri. When I asked for the recipe for the drink, the Roadhouse was happy to oblige.  Now that I have successfully repeated it at home, I thought I would share. 

Zingerman's Roadhouse Papa Doble
(makes 1)

1.5 oz   10 Cane Trinidad Rum
0.25 oz  Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
0.75 oz  Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
0.5 oz   Grapefruit Juice
0.5 oz   Simple Syrup

Mix all ingredients, shake over ice and strain into Martini style glass

For best results, chill glasses before hand as well as the juices.  When I made drinks for two, I tripled the recipe with excellent results.  I don't know if there's a difference between pink and white grapefruit juice, but I selected white.

The recommended liquors are on the pricey side, but well worth it when you taste the drink.  If you opt for a different rum option, I would select a gold rum.   

Happy summer, everyone! 


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