El Presidente

El Presidente

Quick Facts

Cocktail History

According to an article, Cuba Meets Chambéry on the Hauz Alpenz website, the first El Presidente recipe was published in 1915 in a book called the Manuel de Cantinero, a bartender’s manual in Spanish by John B. Escalante. It pairs dry vermouth and light rum with orange curaçao and grenadine.


  • 1 1/2 oz White rum
  • 3/4 oz Orange Curaçao (preferably Cointreau)
  • 3/4 oz Dry Vermouth
  • 1 dash Grenadine

Cocktail Preparation

Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for 20-30 seconds or until chilled. Strain in a martini or coupe cocktail glass and enjoy!

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