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El Presidente cocktail

El Presidente Cocktail

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


The El Presidente cocktail is a boozy Cuban drink that’s impressive and sophisticated! This rum spin on the Manhattan is truly unique.


  • 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) aged or golden rum
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) blanc vermouth (or Lillet Blanc)
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) Orange Curaçao or Grand Marnier
  • 1 teaspoon grenadine
  • For the garnish: orange peel and Luxardo cherry or cocktail cherry


  1. In a mixing glass, add the rum, vermouth or Lillet Blanc, Grand Marnier, and grenadine and fill the mixing glass with a handful of ice. Stir until cold. Strain the drink into a cocktail glass.
  2. Use a knife to remove a 1″ wide strip of an orange peel. Squeeze the orange peel into the drink to release the oils. Gently run the peel around the edge of the glass, then place it in the glass and serve. Add a cocktail cherry if desired.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegan