I happened upon RumDood.com recently since, when I’m not drinking a refreshing beer in the summer, you’ll often find me with some sort of classic rum concoction in hand (or good rum on the rocks, all on its own).
I read his thoughts on the classic El Presidente cocktail and couldn’t agree more; far too much curaçao and a bit over the top on vermouth in the classic recipe, leaving me wishing for something more refreshing.
I find RumDood’s own modified version of El Presidente much more enjoyable. Try it for yourself!
El Presidente, Revamped
1½ oz aged rum
¾ oz dry vermouth
¼ oz curaçao
½ tsp grenadine
Orange or lemon twist, for garnish
I recommend this cocktail for a warm summer evening. Truly enjoyable.
[techtags:COCKTAIL RECIPES, RUM COCKTAILS, EL PRESIDENTE]