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Classic El Presidente Cocktail

classic El Presidente cocktail

Use real grenadine for the best-tasting results.

The classic El Presidente cocktail is refreshing and full of flavor. Be sure to use real grenadine for the best-tasting results.


  • 1½ oz. rich white rum
  • 1½ oz. Dolin Vermouth Blanc (Martini & Rossi or Cinzano Bianco are fine substitutes)
  • 1 barspoon orange Curaçao or Grand Marnier
  • ½ barspoon real grenadine
  • Thinly cut orange peel
  • Tools:barspoon, mixing glass, strainer
  • Glass:cocktail
  • Garnish:maraschino cherry (optional)


Stir ingredients well with cracked ice and strain into a chilled glass. Twist a swatch of thinly cut orange peel over the top and drop in or discard. Garnish, if desired, with a cherry.

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