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A coupe glass filled with amber, reddish liquid and a lemon twist - square

Excellent El Presidente Cocktail

This el presidente cocktail is so good.  It's perfectly balanced and yummy!
Course Cocktail
Cuisine Cocktails
Keyword el presidente, el presidente cocktail, rum drink
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 Cocktail
Calories 216kcal


Few Ingredients

  • 2 ounces rum (gold)
  • ¾ ounce Cointreau (or triple sec)
  • ¾ ounce dry vermouth
  • teaspoon grenadine (or more if you want a darker drink)


  • lemon twist (cut a lime wheel and take the fruit away from the rind and then twist around a chopstick)


Make It

  • Fill cocktail shaker halfway with ice
  • Add rum, Cointreau, vermouth and grenadine
  • Cap shaker and shake for 15 seconds
  • Strain into coupe glass and twist the lemon rind into it
  • Sip
  • Sigh
  • Enjoy


Helpful tips
  • If you can't afford a really good orange liqueur like Cointreau, then triple sec will do.
  • I prefer using gold rum because of the color but if you only have white rum, you can use that. Just know the cocktail won't be the same color.
  • When I add grenadine, I add it a little at the time. It ends up being around ⅛ of a teaspoon.
  • If you don't have a coupe glass, a martini glass will do.
  • To cut a lemon twist, either use a channeling knife or cut a thin lemon wheel and remove the flesh from the rind. Wrap the rind around a chopstick and hold it there for a minute.


Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Sodium: 2mg | Sugar: 7g