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Happy Hour – Papa Doble by Katy K
November 17, 2008, 4:27 pm
Filed under: cocktails, happy hour, Katy K

papa-doble-iv6The Papa Doble is a variation of the Lime Daiquiri and “Papa” in the name refers to Ernest Hemingway. I found this recipe in a cookbook that was a gift from a great friend who always gives me Canadian books (novels or cookbooks) for Christmas every year. This cookbook is from Lumiere, a famous Vancouver restaurant.  Lumiere Light is a beautiful book and full of cocktail recipes. The food recipes are very complicated so I’m working on the cocktail recipes first. I heard that the bartender from Lumiere is now in charge of the bar at Vessel in Seattle (named a “best bar” by Esquire Magazine). I’ve been there once and had a couple of delicious drinks from a very exciting menu of cocktails.  

I really enjoy the Papa Doble.  This drink has both grapefruit and lime juices (great sources of Vitamin C) and no sweeteners other than a dash of maraschino liqueur.  The generous measure of rum and the bitter tang of the grapefruit results in a cocktail that is both delicious and … bracing.

with a pink star ice cube

with a pink star ice cube

For one cocktail…

 3   oz white rum (I use 10 Cane – it’s not white but I like it)
3/4 oz fresh squeezed lime juice 
3/4 oz fresh squeezed pink grapefruit juice 
1/4 oz maraschino liqueur 

Mix all ingredient together over ice in a cocktail shaker, shake vimfully,as one always should with a cocktail shaker, and strain into a cocktail glass (the one they serve martinis in). Enjoy!



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I love Ten Cane! Paul smuggled a bottle back to Copenhagen from Atlanta. I don’t share it with ANYONE! Everyone else in the join get Bacardi. (Poor ugly rum stepchild!) 🙂 Wish grapefruit didn’t trigger migraines or I would totally make this….then again, if I drank ENOUGH of the papa doble would I notice the migraine…..:-)

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