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El Presidente cocktail

El Presidente

A true early 20th century classic and extremely popular cocktail in Cuba during the 1920s, the El Presidente makes good use of rum with orange from the Curacao and the distinctly floral aroma of Blanc Vermouth.
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Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • oz White or gold rum Go ahead, pull out the real Havana Club if you've got it.
  • oz Vermouth Blanc It's important to ensure this is Chamberey style vermouth - not dry vermouth. The most commonly available is Dolin Blanc, but you may also find Martini & Rossi or Cinzano Blanco.
  • ¼ oz Curacao Go ahead and use Cointreau if you're out of Curacao
  • ½ tsp Grenadine
  • Garnish: Maraschino cherry (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to mixing glass
  • Add ice, stir and strain into pre-chilled coupe glass
  • Garnish if desired
  • Drink