El Presidente Cocktail

El Presidente Cocktail

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 5 min
  • Serving: 1 Serving

This rum, vermouth and grenadine cocktail was first made in Cuba and subsequently named after the former ‘El Presidente’ General Carmen Menocal.


  • 1-1/2 ounces light rum
  • 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
  • 1/2 ounce Cointreau
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • Dash of grenadine
  • Twist of lemon peel


  1. Put a martini glass in the freezer for 5 minutes to chill.
  2. Place all of the ingredients, except for the garnish, into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously for 35 seconds to combine.
  3. Strain the mixture into the prepared glass and garnish with the lemon peel; serve immediately.

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