Who is ready for a cocktail?

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This week we are making El Presidente from The Host’s Handbook, which was published in 1940 by the National Distillers Product Corporation.

El Presidente
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Ingredients
  • ½ Don Q Rum (White Label)
  • ½ French Vermouth
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Dash of Curacao
  • Dash of Grenadine
Instructions
  1. Combine Rum and Vermouth, and juice of one lemon, dash of Curacao and dash of Grenadine. Shake well with ice and serve with a cherry.

 

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“How is it?”

“Fruity.”

The Verdict: A Really Nice Drink

From The Tasting Notes –

Good Vermouth flavor. A bit too much lemon, next time would probably just use a dash. Fruity, but not sickeningly sweet. A really nice, but strong, drink.

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