El Presidente Cocktail Recipe

El Presidente Cocktail

The El Presidente is a classic rum cocktail traditionally made with Bacardi. After prohibition, the rum producer was able to import their product tariff free from the newly established distillery in Puerto Rico. This made the brand and rum cocktails a low cost favorite of lounge across the country. The drink itself is slightly sweet and dry, yet balanced. It has a beautiful color and should be stirred to ensure clarity.


1 1/2 oz light rum
1 1/2 oz Dry Vermouth
1/2 oz Orage Curacao
Dash Grenadine

Preparation: How to make an El Presidente Cocktail

  1. Add ingredients to a shaker with ice and stir.
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with a cherry.
El Presidente Cocktail