El Presidente Cocktail is Cuban cocktail created by the American bartender Eddie Woelke in honor of the Cuban president Gerardo Machado. Machado was the governor of Cuba during the Prohibition in the United States.
This cocktail was very popular between Havana’s high social class and American tourists who visited the island between the 1920s and 1940s.
The strong and sweet flavor of this cocktail is because of the mix of white rum, orange curaçao, dry vermouth and a few drops of grenadine.
- 1 1⁄2 ounces White Rum
- 3⁄4 ounces Dry vermouth
- ½ bar spoon real grenadine
- 3⁄4 ounces Orange curaçao
How to make it
Pour all the ingredients into a shaker with ice
Shake it for 30 seconds.
Strain into a chilled coupe.
Garnish with orange peel or cherry.