El Presidente

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The El Presidente is a Cocktail which consists of Rum, Orange Curacao, Dry Vermouth, and Grenadine Syrup.


Also Known As

Presidente, and also Cuban Presidente.

Dry Vermouth or Sweet Vermouth?

The Dry Vermouth version is referred to as "Seco", and the Sweet Vermouth version is referred to as "Dulce".

Common Recipes

Recipe#1: Dom Costa. ("dulce" version)

  • 1 1/2 oz Light Cuban rum
  • 1/2 oz Red Vermouth
  • Few drops of Grenadine

Shake and strain ito a chilled Cocktail Glass, Orange Twist garnish.

Recipe#2: Trader Vic, "Book of Food and Drink" (1946)

Cuban Presidente

  • 1 1/2 oz Cuban light rum
  • 1/2 oz French vermouth
  • 2 dashes Orange Curacao
  • 1 dash Grenadine Syrup

Garnish with cherry and twist lemon over the top.

Recipe#3: Cocktaildb.com

  • Stir in mixing glass with ice & strain
  • 1 1/2 oz gold rum
  • 1/4 oz orange curacao
  • 1/4 oz dry vermouth
  • 1 dash grenadine
  • Serve in a cocktail glass

Recipe#4: Paul Harrington, Cocktailtime.com

  • 1 1/2 ounces white rum,
  • 3/4 ounces dry vermouth,
  • Splash of red CuraƧao

Charles Baker Quote

"The Habana Presidente ... is sound enough in its own right for listing in any spiritual column. This has long been one of Cuba's favorite drinks, and every visiting Americano should go to La Florida and get one from headquarters. The mix is simple and satisfying."

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