El Presidente

October 31, 2012
1 Ratings
Photo by James Ransom
  • Serves 1
Author Notes

This Cuban cocktail has roots in Prohibition (when Cuba was the nearest place Americans could get a drink). Lots of interesting flavor layers, sweet but interesting. Use the best-quality ingredients you can. —Erika Kotite

What You'll Need
  • 1 1/2 ounces white rum
  • 3/4 ounce bianco vermouth
  • 1/2 ounce orange curacao or Grand Marnier
  • 1 barspoon good-quality grenadine
  1. Stir ingredients in large glass with cracked ice (or cubed). Pour into a coupe or martini glass.

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I spend about an equal amount of time behind the laptop and behind the stove. In between preparing and writing about food, I love to hang out with my husband, three children, big shaggy dog and two cats. History is also my thing, especially the Regency period, U.S. Westward expansion and World War II. Favorite drinks: good pinot noirs and classic martinis. Favorite book: Pride & Prejudice. Favorite obsessions: Laura Ingalls Wilder and South Dakota

1 Review

Emma R. November 2, 2012
Beautiful photo - can't wait to try this!