El Presidente

The El Presidente is a Cuban alcoholic drink made of rum, orange curaçao, vermouth, and grenadine. The original recipe calls for blanc vermouth.

Some believe it is the only bona fide classic cocktail meant to use harder-to-find blanc vermouth (Chambéry vermouth) and is frequently mismade with dry vermouth. While variations are made using other orange liqueurs than curaçao, the drink is traditionally meant to be red, so blue curaçao should not be used. The red comes from the grenadine, red curaçao, or when paler colours are used.

El Presidente



  • Add all the ingredients into a shaker glass.
    1.5 oz White Rum, .75 oz Dry Vermouth, .25 oz Dry Curacao, 1 BSP Grenadine Syrup
  • Shake with ice for 10-15 seconds.
  • Fine strain into a Martini glass.


Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 0.01g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 6mg | Sugar: 11g | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.03mg


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