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El Cerro

El Cerro means “the hill” in English. No word on how this cocktail got that name, but El Cerro is a popular name for restaurants and nightclubs, so it may have come from one of them originally.

El Cerro drink with strawberry

The El Cerro is a rum-based cocktail that’s fairly strong, but it has enough fruit juice to be refreshing. The half-ounce of Galliano gives it an herbal note, but only enough to balance the sweetness from the rest of the ingredients.

Overhead view of El Cerro drink with strawberry


  • 1 ounce dark rum
  • 1 ounce white rum
  • 1/2 ounce orange curacao
  • 1/2 ounce Galliano
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • a dash of Grenadine

Shake the ingredients with ice and pour them into a highball glass. Garnish with strawberry wedges or slices.