Summer cocktails

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Summer cocktails are like a seersucker jacket – the closer the average high temperature gets to 80+ degrees, the more appropriate they become. And while any gentleman worth his salt has his standbys, he should never hesitate to try something new every once in a while. Case in point, the Texas Gentleman’s top tipple of this past season: The Hemingway Daiquiri, an alleged favorite of Papa himself.

The recipe is simple, and the closer your juices get to fresh squeezed the better it tastes.

Texas Gentleman’s Hemingway Daiquiri Recipe
2 parts rum, preferably a dark one with noticeable molasses overtones
1/2 part Heering cherry liqueur
2 parts grapefruit juice
1 part lime juice

Mix over ice and serve up in a double highball glass (or mason jar, for less formal sessions on the back porch). Garnish with a sour cherry.

Perfection.

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