Hemingway Hi Ball

Fanny Chu, Donna | Brooklyn, New York

Fanny Chu’s riff on a Hemingway Daiquiri starts with a small-batch Panamanian white rum, which Chu likes for its “banana-y” notes, and swaps out the standard dose of maraschino liqueur for a splash of Luxardo cherry syrup, which helps balance the sour component from fresh lime. The standard grapefruit juice is replaced with a full three ounces of Fever-Tree grapefruit soda, resulting in a refreshing, bittersweet long drink.


Serving: 1

  • 1 1/2 ounce white rum, preferably Pedro Mandinga Silver
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 ounce Luxardo Maraschino cherry syrup
  • 3 ounces Fever-Tree Sparkling Pink Grapefruit (chilled)

Garnish: lime wheel, grapefruit crescent, cherry

  1. Combine the rum, lime juice and cherry syrup in a mixing tin.
  2. Add 3 ice cubes and briefly shake to incorporate ingredients and slightly chill.
  3. Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice.
  4. Top off with Fever-Tree Sparkling Pink Grapefruit soda and give it a quick stir.
  5. Garnish with a lime wheel, grapefruit and cherry.