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.
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.
- 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.