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Ernest Hemingway’s Imported Cocktail

2009Cocktailsbook.gifDespite this cold and rainy summer on the East Coast, the Daily Beast reported on the tropical, summery drink that Ernest Hemingway imported from Cuba.

The essay has a brief history of daiquiri, then delivers three different recipes for the classic umbrella-laden drink. If you are looking for more recipes, this GalleyCat editor has also been performing some journalistic mixology with a copy of Food & Wine’s Cocktails ’09 book.

Here’s more from the story: “Hemingway, it seems universally agreed, would have likely done a shot of Scope if that’s all that was available. But when visiting a dark bar off Havana’s Parque Central called El Floridita, he stumbled upon a drink called the daiquiri and forever changed the way that summer tastes.”

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.