28 Sep '16, 10pm

Hemingway’s Devotion to Drinking Is Almost as Legendary as His Writing: Ernest Hemingway at the Finca Vigía, ...

Everything about Ernest Hemingway was larger than life, from his daring war reporting to his big-game hunting in Africa. So it only makes sense that his drinking is almost as legendary as his writing—he’s even got a cocktail named after him. Hemingway was born in Illinois in 1899. He made his name as a writer as a member of the “Lost Generation” of expats in Paris during the 1920s, which he wrote about in his classic novel The Sun Also Rises , as well as the autobiographical A Movable Feast . He was no slouch with a bottle and glass even then—his passion for everything from martinis to absinthe to wine is well documented both by him and his contemporaries. But Hemingway’s legend as an imbiber really rests on his years in Havana. He lived there for more than 20 years, and he was such an enthusiastic drinker of native refreshments like daiquiris and mojitos that several bars...

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