At his favorite Havana bar, La Floridita, Ernest Hemingway's preferred daiquiri included grapefruit juice and maraschino liqueur. We love this simpler version, which is a better foil for hors d'oeuvres.

Ingredients Directions

For One Drink

1 1/2 ounces white rum
1 ounce fresh lime juice
1 1/2 teaspoons simple syrup

Shake all the ingredients with ice and strain into an ice-filled glass.

For Twenty Drinks

3 3/4 cups white rum
2 1/2 cups fresh lime juice
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons simple syrup
Combine all the ingredients in a large pitcher, add ice, and stir for about 30 seconds. Spoon out the ice cubes. Store the pitcher in the refrigerator until party time.

From Cocktail Parties, Straight Up! Easy Hors D'oeuvres, Delicious Drinks and Inspired Ideas for Entertaining with Style by Lauren and Anne Purcell.