Cocktail El Presidente, how to prepare this Cuban classic

Cocktail El Presidente, how to prepare this Cuban classic. This cocktail had its heyday between 1920 and 1940 in the city of Havana, where it is believed to have been created. It is part of the wide collection of Cuban cocktails, it was the favorite cocktail of the vast majority of the high bourgeoisie and popular among North American tourists who traveled to Cuba to enjoy all those drinks that contained alcohol.

It is said that it was created by the American bartender Eddie Woelke at the Sevilla-Biltmore Hotel in Havana. Instead, others think that the cocktail was created by the same bartender but in another location. was the famous American Jockey Club, also from Havana, in honor of President Gerardo Machado who governed Cuba during most of the years that the American dry law was in force. This bartender not only created El Presidente, but a wide variety of cocktails during the prohibition period in the United States. It may also be that it was created by another unknown bartender at the Vista Alegre Club in Santiago de Cuba as a tribute to President Mario García Menocal, who held the presidency of Cuba between 1913 and 1921. There are many stories based on its origin. Today it is a great unknown but it is still a cocktail classic.

recipe information

    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • total time: 10 minutes
    • rations: 1
    • Category: drinks
    • type of cuisine: international
    • calories: 210 kcal per glass

Ingredients for the President for 1 person

    • 45 ml of white Cuban rum
    • 20ml dry vermouth
    • 20 ml orange curaçao, triple sec is preferred
    • 10ml grenadine
    • Orange peel
    • 1 cherry or cherry to decorate
    • Ice cubes
Ingredients to make the Presidente cocktailalberto martin

how to make the chair

In a cocktail shaker we introduce the ice and add the white rum.

Add the Bacardi white rumalberto martin

We added the vermouth.

Add the white martini vermouthalberto martin

Add the orange curaçao and shake vigorously for about 15 seconds to cool and mix well.

Add the triple secalberto martin

Add the grenadine and shake again for 15 more seconds.

Finally add the grenadinealberto martin

Pour directly into a Martini glass, previously frozen.

Pour the ingredients into the glassalberto martin

Decorate the glass with the orange peel and a cherry or icing.

Final photo of the Presidente cocktailalberto martin

Easy preparation summary

    1. Put the ice in the shaker
    1. Add white rum, vermouth, triple sec
    1. Shake the preparation
    1. Add the grenadine and shake again.
    1. Pour the mixture into the previously chilled cup
    1. Decorate with orange peel and a cherry