How did Hemingway like his drinks made?

Cocktail Kremlinologists have gone into the topic in depth.

And while there are plenty of pix of the legendary author quaffing, there are not many of him actually making his own.

This photo, an outtake from a Life magazine shoot, shows Papa at home in Havana in 1960 carefully constructing a cocktail.

It may have been a farewell drink; he and his wife Mary left Cuba in July of that year in the wake of Fidel Castro’s nationalization fever.


We’ll leave you with one of Hemingway’s dictums re: drink mixing—throw away the sugar.

Simply put, if you’re having a dozen daiquiris, too much sweet stuff will “make you sick.”

And anything less than a dozen isn’t really drinking…