Chill cocktail glass. Stir all ingredients over ice. Strain into glass. Orange peel garnish.
|Prep Time||1 minute|
|Tags||1880-1919 (Golden Age), Cuban, Sweet/ish, Tropical|
|Strength||1.8 standard drinks|
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 or bianco 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 will need to investigate.