Lazy Bird’s Hemingway Daiquiri

Lee Zaremba, Lazy Bird | Chicago

Lazy Bird’s beverage director, Lee Zaremba, swaps out a traditional maraschino with a domestic one from Leopold Brothers, made without cherry pits. While this removes its usual almond flavor, grapefruit juice and syrup add a different type of vibrancy to the drink.


Serving: 1

  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 3/4 ounces grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 ounce lime
  • 1/4 ounce maraschino, preferably Leopold Bros.
  • 1/2 ounce grapefruit syrup (see Editor’s Note)
  • 1 bar spoon strawberry vinegar

Garnish: fermented strawberry, lime wheel

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin and shake with ice.
  2. Double strain into a rocks glass over ice.
  3. Garnish with lime wheel and fermented strawberry.
Editor's Note

Grapefruit Syrup:
1 cup water
1 cup white sugar
Peels from 1 grapefruit

Add all to a pot on medium heat and stir until sugar is dissolved. Allow grapefruit peels to steep in syrup overnight in the refrigerator then strain.

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