El Presidente


That’s the problem with drinking, I thought, as I poured myself a drink. If something bad happens you drink in an attempt to forget; if something good happens you drink in order to celebrate; and if nothing happens you drink to make something happen.
― Charles Bukowski, Women

El Presidente
Recipe Type: Cocktail
Serves: 1
  • 1½ ounces light rum
  • ½ ounce dry vermouth
  • ½ ounce sweet vermouth
  • ¼ ounce Cointreau
  • ¼ ounce lemon juice
  • orange twist
  1. Combine ingredients in mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled.
  2. Strain into chilled coupe glass and garnish with an orange peel.
Remove the Cointreau and lemon juice to make a standard Presidente.

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