To Have and Have Not

"Maybe I can do something, its been a long day and I'm thirsty." - Slim

The author of the original short story this classic was based on was also often thirsty... Here's his namesake drink created at his favorite Havana bar, La Floradita


1½ oz. Martinique White Rum

½ oz. Luxardo liqueur 

¾ oz. Fresh grapefruit juice

½ oz. Fresh lime juice

½ oz. Simple Syrup* (see Housemade Syrups)

Shake all with ice, strain and pour into cocktail glass. Garnish with lime wheel. 

*If you want to truly drink like Hemingway, omit the simple syrup. He claimed it "just got in the way."