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The Presidente

makes 1 drink

The Presidente, or El Presidente, is a vigorous old-time cocktail that was named for a now-forgotten president of Cuba, General Carmen Menocal.

This recipe comes from Rob Chirico's Hair of the Dog. For more of Rob's great cocktails, buy his Field Guide to Cocktails.


1 1/2 ounces light rum
2/3 ounce dry vermouth
1/2 ounce Cointreau or Triple Sec
1 dash grenadine
1 twist lemon peel
1 maraschino cherry (optional)


prep: 5 minutes
total: 5 minutes


cocktail shaker


Shake rum, vermouth and Cointreau and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon peel and a maraschino cherry.

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