Hemingway Myth #2: Mr. Hemingway Drinks a little

Actually he drank a lot but it didn’t start out that way.  He drank socially although significantly.  He did not drink while working.  On one occasion when asked by a journalist if he drank while writing his novels and short stories, he said, “Jeezus Christ! Have you ever heard of anyone who drank while he […]

Four types of Alcoholic Types: One is called “Hemingway”

#Hemingwayand drinking Scientists have separated the characteristics that people broadly show when they’re drunk into four categories: Ernest Hemingway, Mary Poppins, Mr Hyde, and The Nutty Professor. I am not sure that I agree. This study/typecasting has the “Hemingway” type as one who changes little when drinking and whose intellect is not significantly impacted. My […]

El Papa Doble

“Don’t bother with churches, government buildings or city squares, if you want to know about a culture, spend a night in its bars.” And this is a surprise?? Fun reading.

Mr. Hemingway’s Favorite Drink and Drinking

Ernest Hemingway is often apocryphally attributed with the phrase, “Write drunk, edit sober.” No, his favorite drink was neither a mojito nor a bloody Mary but a dry, very cold Martini! He also, contrary to other claims, did not invent the Bloody Mary (the claim being that it was named after his fourth wife, Mary), during […]

Was Hemingway Bi-polar?

FROM THE moment Ernest Hemingway saw Finca Vigia ( Lookout Farm) outside Havana in 1939, it became his home in the deepest sense. The above article discusses Hemingway’s time in Cuba, self-medication perhaps with alcohol, and his love for his Cuban home. Very interesting. Best, Christine  

The “Hemingway Bar” in Prague

From creating cocktails named after Hemingway’s wives, carefully selecting and crafting the beautiful interior and creating a massive selection of rums and quality absinthe, it’s been one hell of a ride A cocktail connoisseur has just opened a bar in Prague where this is apparently a novel concept. Take a look.