Farewell to Arms

A story of love and war

During these freezing days in march it seems like spring is having quite a sleep-in. On the bright side we can still enjoy some of the incredible autumn/winter flavors composed for the winter season section of the cocktail menus of Copenhagen’s cocktail bars.

One worth trying is the Farewell to Arms from Curfew which is inspired by the 1929 novel of the same name by Ernest Hemingway set during the Italian campaign of World War I. The novel is based on Hemingway’s own experiences serving in the Italian campaigns during the First World War.

Farewell to Arms - craft cocktail from Curefew cocktail bar inspired by Hemingway's 20th century novel6cl Havana 7 rum
4cl pear puree
2cl yuzu cardamom
2cl grapefruit juice
2cl bergamot puree
1,5cl madeira dry
1cl orange curacao
peychaud’s bitters

Shaken and served in lowball bullet glass with ice cubes and garnished with a dry pear slice.

Hemingway was cared for in a hospital in Milan after having been wounded and fell in love with the nurse.

Farewell to Arms is a story of love and war, based on rum to honour Hemingway and packed with the dark autumn flavors of yuzu, cardamom, pears and Italian citrus.

All the drinks on the seasonal section of Curfew’s winter cocktail menu are inspired by novels from the 21st century. Also check out The Catcher in the Rye inspired by the 1951 novel by J. D. Salinger.

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Thomas Klem Andersen
I believe that true mastery eventually leads to original creation given the right conditions. I love creative cocktails that push the limits of flavor pairing. But I can't deny I have a personal preference for whisky and love everything that is clear and stirred.