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El Presidente Variation: Walter Mondale

El Presidente Variation

Apple brandy and pear liqueur add extra character to this riff on the classic.

This cocktail named for the former Minnesota senator and Vice President started as a variation on the classic El Presidente, with apple brandy and pear liqueur offering an extra layer of midwestern flavor.


  • 1 ½ oz. apple brandy (Young Joni uses Laird’s Bonded)
  • 1 oz. amontillado sherry
  • ⅔ oz. curaçao
  • ⅛ oz. pear liqueur (Young Joni uses Mathilde Poire)
  • ⅛ oz. demerara syrup (1:1)
  • Tools:barspoon, strainer
  • Glass:cocktail
  • Garnish:lemon twist


Stir all ingredients with ice to chill, and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish.


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