The El Presidente

Published on 13 February 2013

The El Presidente

By Paul Lambert, The Blind Pig Speakeasy, Dublin.

A Cuban creation, the El Presidente was apparently christened in honor of Mario GarcĂ­a Menocal, president of Cuba from 1913 to 1921 before Batista. By the mid 1920s, the Presidente was one of the most popular drinks in the U.S., whether served illegally during Prohibition or legally after. Regulars considered the El Presidente “elicit for jaded gullets”, and who are we to disagree. Here’s how award winning Irish mixologist Paul Lambert makes his…


60mls Gold Rum

20mls Martini Rosso

2 drops Angostura Bitters


Add ice to mixing glass. Pour in Rum, add Vermouth and dash of bitter.

Stir and strain into a chilled martini glass.

Garnish with an orange zest.