El Presidente

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This cocktail is originally from Cuba and was created in honor of the president, Mario Garcia Menocal who served from 1913-1921. It was popular in the States just after prohibition but disappeared from menus mid-century until bartenders rediscovered it in the aughts. We think it is the perfect balance between sweet, tangy and boozy. It may just bring back the ghost of Papa Hemingway.


El Presidente


2 oz dark rum

1 oz vermouth

1 oz grand marnier

1 tsp Runamok Maple Grenadine

Runamok Orange Bitters


Orange twist


Put rum, vermouth, grand marnier, grenadine and bitters in a cocktail shaker with ice. Stir. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a twist of orange rind.