RECIPE: El Presidente cocktail
This rum cocktail was created by Eddie Woelkhe, a bartender at Sevilla hotel in Havana, Cuba. He named the drink in honour of General Mario Garcia Menocal, who was Cuba's third president.
In 1924 he added curação to the concoction and dedicated the Presidente Machado to the new presidente, Gerardo Machado, who governed Cuba throughout most of the prohibition years.
40ml Cuban rum
20ml sweet vermouth
10ml (2 tsp) triple sec
5ml (1 tsp) fresh grenadine
Twist of orange peel
1. Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and pour into a low glass with large ice cubes.
2. Garnish with a twist of orange peel.