Siglocktail 09-14-2020: El Floridita Daiquiri

Y’all, this might be my favorite rum drink yet! Well balanced, so tasty, and with a GREAT story!

This week’s Siglocktail is the El Floridita daiquiri! Made with just a few very precisely measured ingredients.

Plus, there’s a literary variation on this yummy drink: Ernest Hemingway enjoyed this drink many-a-time at the El Floridita in Havana, Cuba. But, being Hemingway, he made a few modifications, including adding a couple glugs more rum to the glass.

Recipe below for both versions of this lovely cocktail! If you have a bit more time, watch the video to see how to make this delish drink and it’s Hemingway glow up!

As ever, livestream is tomorrow night and Thursday night at 6pm PST and we’ll be toasting with these yummy cocktails. Feel free to make this one (send us pics here if you do!) but as ever, you drink whatever you like best, or nothing at all, no worries!


  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar or simple syrup (or less, to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon maraschino liqueur

To make the Hemingway version, add these ingredients:

  • 1 additional ounce of white rum
  • 1/4 additional ounce of lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce grapefruit juice

Mad Scientist Process of Assembly™:

  • Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
  • If using granulated sugar, stir to dissolve it in the lime juice before adding the other ingredients.
  • Fill shaker with ice.
  • Shake well, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with a thin slice of lime.

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Friday Fix — Inside Empty Set: Doggs & Deadlines

We received a good bit of feedback after our post-PANDEMIC tour discussion, saying it was nice to see “behind the curtain” a little.

As we always aim to please, we’re planning to chat about the ins and outs of Empty Set about once a month, as the schedule allows.

In this first episode we talk a bunch about Scott’s oppressive deadlines, and more about Snoop Dogg than you’d imagine, or I would have liked. But there you go.

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PANDEMIC is the conclusion to the New York Times bestselling INFECTED trilogy, out Jan. 21 from Crown Publishing

FridayFix: PANDEMIC University Tour

Good news Junkies, the PANDEMIC tour is booked!

We’ve got the tour dates for the PANDEMIC University Tour to promote Scott’s next novel, the conclusion to the INFECTED trilogy.

Now, I know […]

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