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El Presidente – Muy Rosa

Posted by Reese on 2009-11-21 @ 07:25pm

I’m starting to notice a bit of a trend here.  Pink cocktails are delicious.  Now I have no doubt we could whip up something pink that would taste terrible, but for the most part I think my contention holds true.  The El Presidente certainly follows this rule to a tee.  I didn’t make any real alterations to the recipe this week, just tweaked it to my liking.  So, let’s start with the recipe then we’ll talk tweaks.

El Presidente

El Presidente (Cocktail Hacker)
2 oz White Rum
1/2 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/4 oz Grenadine
1) Combine ingredients in a shaker over ice
2) Shake until well chilled
3) Strain into a chilled cocktail glass

Looks almost exactly the same, but it’s different I swear.  The first tweak is I experimented with is the amount of grenadine.  I found anywhere from 1/4 – 1/3 oz of my homemade grenadine to be great.  My personal choice is 1/4 oz as it results in a drier cocktail that I think really works wonderfully in this case.

The only other tweak I’d suggest is pick a rum that you love for this drink.  I tried my house white rum, Flor de Caña, and Rhum Clemént Première Canne.  Both resulted in fantastic cocktails but for this application I prefer the Flor de Caña.  It allows the juices and grenadine to take center stage in the flavor profile which is exactly what I was looking for.

I will definitely be adding this drink to my regular rotation and I highly recommend you give it a try.