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El Diablo


El Diablo Cocktail

El Diablo Cocktail

Photo Credit: © Shannon Graham
El Diablo is a popular and simple tequila cocktail that is a favorite for many. The sweetness of the cassis takes some of the bite out of the ginger beer and both fair well with the vegetal spiciness of the tequila.

This is also a fun drink to experiment with. An example would be to use half the cassis in the shaker, build the drink, then drizzle the remaining cassis into the drink over the back of twists of a bar spoon. You get a purple haze that slowly dissolves and looks neat.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail



  1. Pour the tequila, cassis, and lime juice into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a collins glass filled with ice.
  4. Top with ginger beer.

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