El Presidente

Rum, orange curaçao, vermouth, and grenadine combine to make the Cuban beverage known as the El Presidente. Blanc vermouth is required in the original recipe.

Some claim that it is the only authentic classic cocktail meant to be made with the more difficult-to-find blanc vermouth (Chambéry vermouth), despite the fact that dry vermouth is frequently substituted.

Although other orange liqueurs besides curaçao can be used to create variations, blue curaçao should not be used since the drink is traditionally meant to be red. Red can be achieved by using grenadine, red curaçao, or paler colours.

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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