El Presidente Cocktail

After watching Nucky & pals sipping El Presidente cocktails on their trip to Cuba on Boardwalk Empire, we were inspired to try one the next night.


After paging around for a few recipes, we settled on this ratio of 1 1/2, 3/4 1/2. Just delicious!


And, as I say in my post on Small Bites, which describes the El Presidente history a bit, it’s the perfect cocktail for straddling the seasons.

El Presidente

El Presidente


  • 1 1/2 ounces white rum
  • 3/4 ounce French vermouth
  • 1/2 ounce orange curacao (try Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao)
  • 1 dash grenadine
  • Orange peel


  1. Combine ingredients over cracked ice and stir well.
  2. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with a twist of orange peel.

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