The El Presidente was created by Eddie Woelkhe, a bartender at Sevilla hotel in Havana, Cuba, who previously worked in Paris and New York. He named the drink in honour of General Mario Garcia Menocal who was Cuba’s third president. In 1924 he added curação to the concoction and dedicated the Presidente Machado to the new Presidente Gerardo Machado who ruled Cuba throughout most of the prohibition years.
40 ml Havana Club 7
20 ml Sweet Vermouth
10 ml Triple Sec
5 ml Fresh grenadine
Throw all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and pour into a low glass with large ice cubes. Garnish with a twist of orange peel.