I have always had a crush on Ernest Hemingway. He was a man’s man, with all that hunting and fishing and war hero business. Yet he had a softer, sensitive side too, as you can read in his careful, contemplative writing.
He was also a man who knew his cocktails. In my European travels I have stalked a few of his old haunts. My blurry cover photo shows me five years ago in Madrid’s Museo Chicote, which Hemingway frequented when he was in Spain.
I think this book by Philip Greene will definitely be on my summer list:
Any book that combines cocktail recipes with suggested Hemingway reading has to be amazing. It provides a good recipe for that tricky-to-use cherry liqueur. A Farewell to Hemingway includes cherry liqueur, cherry syrup and lime.
One editorial review on Amazon states the book might “be the next best thing to drinking with Hemingway.”