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

Ingredients

Few Ingredients

  • 2 ounces rum (gold)
  • 3/4 ounce Cointreau (or triple sec)
  • 3/4 ounce dry vermouth
  • 1/8 teaspoon grenadine (or more if you want a darker drink)

Garnish

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

Instructions

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

Notes

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 1/8 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.

Nutrition

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