I have been having so much fun putting together new outfits, trying out styles and colors and generally playing dress up. I love a little retail therapy as much as the next person, but I’ve been making a big effort over the last few years to try and be more sustainable and ethical about my purchases. While there are a lot of ways to shop more sustainably, the best and most affordable way is to rewear the pieces that are already in my wardrobe. To that end I thought I would introduce you to one of the older pieces in my collection. This beautiful blue dress was purchased from on sale from Club Monaco well over ten years ago. I loved the color, fabric and low back, and honesty those are the things that have kept it around all these years later.
The El Presidente, much like this dress, is an old favorite. It is a classic rum cocktail originally found in The Savoy Cocktail book. Like a lot classic cocktails that have seen the test of time it seems to have an unlimited number of different variations. I definitely went for one with a smaller amount of grenadine in it, but there's truly something for everyone where this drink is concerned.
El Presidente (The Spruce Eats)
1 1/2 oz light rum
3/4 oz. orange curaçao
3/4 oz. dry vermouth
Dash of grenadine
Combine all of the ingredients in a mixing glass with one and stir until chilled. Strain into a coupe and garnish with a lemon twist.