- 1 part French vermouth
- 3 parts rum
- 1 dash of grenadine
Put all three ingredients in to an old fashioned glass (an old fashioned glass is the type of glass you normally serve a whiskey on the rocks – “old fashioned” here does not mean antique,) with large cubes of ice. Drop a twist of orange peel (and optionally a cherry) on to the top and serve. NOTE: many people mistakenly think that grenadine is a raspberry liqueur – that is not correct. Grenadine is made from pomegranates and you should not substitute raspberry in this recipe.
This recipe is for the “Cuban” El Presidente. There is also an “American” El Presidente which includes lemon juice and curacao.