A comparison of Hemingway Daiquiris last night with Banks 5 Island white rum and an oro blanco grapefruit.
PDT version [on the left]
2 oz rum
0.5 oz grapefruit juice
0.75 oz lime juice
0.5 oz maraschino liqueur
Bartender's Choice App
1.5 oz rum
1 oz grapefruit juice
0.5 oz lime juice
0.75 oz maraschino liqueur
The PDT version puts more emphasis on the citrus. The flavor of the maraschino is more pronounced in the Bartender's Choice version and it is a touch sweeter. Both work with a preference for the Bartender's Choice version (I don't think that I am biased but in any case I also included my husband in the study as a blinded subject and he had the same conclusion).
Thanks for sharing the comparison. I agree with your assessment: the PDT version's good, but puts too much emphasis on the lime (easily the least interesting element of the drink).
Just made one to the Bartender's Choice specs, cutting back the Maraschino slightly to .5 oz, with a mix of 1 oz Wray & Nephew and .5 oz Barbancourt 5 Star. Sensational. There's nothing more refreshing.
ETA made another one to the Bartender's Choice specs but with .5 oz Maraschino and .25 Green Chartreuse... wow. Not a replacement, but a nice variant.
Edited by Rafa, 21 May 2013 - 02:19 PM.
”In Demerara some of the rum producers have a unique custom of placing chunks of raw meat in the casks to assist in aging, to absorb certain impurities, and to add a certain distinctive character.” -Peter Valaer, "Foreign and Domestic Rum," 1937