El Presidente No.1

Named after Cuban President Machado, El Presidente No. 1 is a drier version of the original and described as “the aristocrat of cocktails”. It’s rumored the drink was created by American bartender Eddie Woelke at the Jockey Club.


2 parts BACARDÍ Gold rum
1 part MARTINI® Rosso Vermouth
1 dash Angostura® bitters
Preserved cherry or orange peel twist


Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice cubes and stir for at least two minutes to chill and dilute the drink. Fine strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a twist of orange peel.