Ever wished you could sit down and have a drink with Hemingway? This week Ginny and Charlie come as close as you can get to doing just that. We sit down with Philip Greene, author of “To Have and To Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Compainion” and make two drinks out of his book using the Hemingway inspired Papa’s Pilar Rum.
Run Time: 24 Minutes, 29 Seconds
To Have And Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion
By Philip Greene
From the back cover
Celebrating Hemingway As Only He Could Be Celebrated:
With A Drink In Hand
Ernest Hemingway is nearly as famous for his drinking as he is for his writing. Throughout his collected works, Papa’s sensuous explorations of the delights of imbibing engaged both his characters and his readers. With dozens of authentic recipes, history and folklore, colorful anecdotes, and the drinks themselves, this Hemingway cocktail companion provides an engaging and unique perspective on Papa’s world.
So make yourself a Rum Swizzle or a Jack Rose,
sit back, relax, and enjoy!
Purchase your copy today
To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion
About The Author Philip Greene
(And The Individual We Chat With)
Philip Greene is one of the founders of the Museum of the American Cocktail in New Orleans. He is a sought-after speaker on topics within cocktail history, as well as a mixology consultant for restaurants and institutions across the world. A descendant of the Peychaud family of New Orleans, Greene counts among his ancestors the illustrious Antoine Amedee Peychaud, the nineteenth-century New Orleans pharmacist who created Peychaud’s Bitters (essential to a true Sazerac) and is credited with coining the term “cocktail.” By day, Philip serves as Trademark and Internet Counsel for the U.S. Marine Corps, stationed at the Pentagon. He lives in Washington, DC, with his wife and three daughters.
Papa’s Pilar Rum
(For Which Philip Is A Brand Ambassador)
From the official website papaspilar.com
Inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s spirit of adventure, Papa’s Pilar is an artisan-crafted spirit sourced from hand-selected rums spanning the Caribbean, Central America and the U.S. then solera blended to perfection on American soil.
Rum was once a noble spirit. It was served aboard warships, rationed to visionary explorers, and used to sustain the Founding Fathers as they plotted revolution. It was a drink consumed by men who understood that you only get one shot at life.
Ernest Hemingway, or “Papa” as he was known, was this type of man – an adventurer who lived life to the fullest. He was an author, a free thinker, a sportsman, and a bon vivant. But he was never a spectator. Pilar was the boat that allowed this American literary giant to reach beyond the shoreline and feast on life.
Inspired by his appetite for adventure, we’ve proudly created a super-premium rum — Papa’s Pilar. Papa’s Pilar Dark and Blonde rums have been crafted to reflect Hemingway’s passions on land and at sea. Bold, well-traveled, and uniquely American, Papa’s Pilar is hell-bent on returning rum to its gutsy roots. Live courageously. Drink Responsibly
The Cocktails We Tried From The Book
Made With Papa’s Pilar
Pauline Hemingway’s Rum Scoundrel
1 1/2 oz. white rum
1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
3/4 tsp. brown sugar
Add ice to shaker, “hand shake 75 times” *
Strain into chilled cock-tail glass.
(* According to the handwritten recipe from Betty Bruce’s collection)
2 oz. rum
1 oz. fresh lemon or lime juice
1 tsp. sugar (though Hemingway likely went without)
4 oz. seltzer
Add all ingredients to a tall collins glass filled with ice.
Garnish with a lemon or lime wedge.
Stir and serve.