The President cocktail


The President Cocktail is from Cuba and is part of the most classic drinks in the country, created in 1920 to honor President Gerardo Machado. One of its main ingredients is, of course, Cuban rum, and its taste is citrusy and tropical.

Gerardo Machado was the 5th president of the Republic of Cuba, born in 1871, president in the period 1925-1933 and died in Miami Beach in 1939 at 67 years of age.

Probably not as well known globally as the Cuba Libre (rum and cola) but with a very unique and appealing taste, it gains easily the favoritism of those who enjoy it for the first time.

President cocktail ingredients

  • 1/2 ounce white rum
  • 1/2 ounce red vermouth
  • Grenadine
  • Cherry
  • Orange zest
  • Crushed ice

President cocktail preparation

  1. Step 1: Place in a shaker ½ ounce of red vermouth, ½ ounce of white rum, a few drops of grenadine and pieces of crushed ice.
  2. Step 2: Shake the ingredients, strain and proceed to serve in cocktail glasses.
  3. Step 3: Squeeze orange zest on the glass to add flavor and garnish the top with it.
  4. Step 4: Finally garnish the cocktail with a cherry and enjoy.

The stage of most popularity of this cocktail was between the 1920s and 1940s, when the upper class Cuban society gave it a special place at his nightly meetings and toasts, with the benchmark of being invented in honor of the Cuban President Machado.

It’s a refreshing cocktail that can be enjoyed with friends on a hot afternoon.

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