The Smoke Also Rises

Orestes Cruz, Empire State South | Atlanta

“Hemingway was obviously my inspiration,” says Orestes Cruz of his Papa Doble variation. “I love Hemingway, and I love Cuba…so I wanted to make an homage to this culture.” His rendition changes little from the rum-grapefruit-maraschino combination of the original, he simply adds a half-ounce of Amaro Sfumato for a smokier variation that feels as timeless as the Cuban classic.


Serving: 1

  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 1/2 ounce grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce amaro, preferably Cappelletti Sfumato Rabarbaro Amaro
  • 1/4 ounce maraschino liqueur
  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup

Garnish: lime wheel

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin and shake with ice.
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Tagged: amaro, grapefruit, rum