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El Presidente

Chill cocktail glass. Stir all ingredients over ice. Strain into glass. Orange peel garnish.

Prep Time 1 minute
Servings 1
Category Cocktail
Tags 1880-1919 (Golden Age), Cuban, Sweet/ish, Tropical
Proof 48.6
Strength 1.8 standard drinks
Glass Cocktail Glass
Temp Cold

Believed to have originated at the El Floridita bar in Havana in the early 1900's, the El Presidente is a refreshing, slightly sweet rum cocktail.  

I have seen references for using aged rum in this cocktail along with blanc vermouth (the sweeter white vermouth from Chambery).  In fact, this seems to be the authentic way to prepare this drink.  I think I prefer the dryer version listed here, but do try it with blanc vermouth and only a barspoon of Curacao.

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