El Diablo

Friday, April 22, 2011

This drink's sinful name belies its devilishly delicious nature; tequila, crème de cassis, lime juice and a touch of ginger beer come together to create a perfect tequila cocktail that's nothing short of divine! This cocktail made its first appearance in Trader Vic's Book of Food and Drink as early as 1946, and has been enjoyed by cocktail aficionados since!


El Diablo

1 1/2 oz of tequila
1/2 oz of crème de cassis
1/4 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
ginger beer

Combine tequila, crème de cassis and lime juice in a cocktail shaker with ice; shake for 5-10 seconds. Strain into a glass over ice; fill with ginger beer.


Notes: Ginger ale in the 1940s was a soft drink with real bite; while there's nothing wrong with Schweppes, a spicier ginger beer will give this cocktail a delicious kick.

Whatever tequila you have on hand will be more than appropriate for this cocktail. If you need to add a bottle of tequila to your liquor cabinet, a Reposado tequila (aged for more than 2 months, but less than one year) is a terrific addition!


Photo c/o DrinkHacker.

30 comments:

  1. Tequilla cocktails are a summer must. Gorgeous color, so summery!!!
    velvet cupcakes

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  2. Sign me up!! It's not to early for a cocktail, right? xoxo

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  3. yum! i seriously love all the new-to-me cocktails you share! this one combines some of my faves: tequila (100% agave is a must), lime juice and ginger!

    hope you have a great weekend!

    xo.ashley

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  4. I always look fwd to your cocktail posts Lena!! Cheers!!

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  5. Wouldn't you know it I have some ginger beer in the fridge. Must try this.

    Happy weekend and Easter!

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  6. i love anything with ginger beer in it - this looks amazing!

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  7. I have to say i have a thing for the cocktails you post!!!

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  8. it's 5 o'clock somewhere, right??? this might have to be my happy hour drink today :)

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  9. I was going to say "I hope I can make it a virgin!" But then I would be left with lime juice. Ha! It looks super good though!

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  10. Ive never tried one! But I think I probably should :)

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  11. Not only is that ruby red color incredible, but it sounds quite tasty! Happy weekend!

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  12. tequila and I have not been on speaking terms for awhile now....he knows what he did.

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  13. a touch of ginger beer?! what the hell, lena. i want that now.

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  14. I love your tips and tricks! I keep reading about ginger beer but have yet to include in our cocktail recipes, this might be the one!!

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  15. Ginger beer and tequila? Dang that drink must have kick! Sounds good.

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  16. Hmm I found myself thinking earlier today... I wonder what cocktail Lena is going to delight us with today!! And you don't disappoint. Whilst I'm not sure about the tequila element is certainly looks tasty!! The colour alone is enough to entice me!!

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  17. El diablo, love it! It's safe to say I'd be up to no good after a few of these.

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  18. Umm this cocktail is a must! I've never tried it but I love the look of the recipe. Thanks for sharing

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  19. gorgeous... delicious... and and i love the name. mainly because in real life i call the mister paco DIABLO. maybe i will surprise him w/this!

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  20. You had me at ginger beer. It is so delicious! So very delicious!

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  21. Tequila and I don't mix! Seriously, if you wanna see a girl (me) dance on a table (hey, I was in Mexico) just give me some tequila ;-)))) However, it is my sister's absolute favorite!! Go figure ;-) Yet, I just might have to give it a try again...at home of course just to see how I react to it...and of course I will make sure the table is cleared off first ;-))) Hope you had a lovely Easter weekend! Can't wait to meet you on Tuesday!

    xoxo
    kristi

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  22. you're speaking my language here lady. it's monday and i need tequila...friday is the new monday?

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  23. What a lovely weekend you had!! I spent my Easter at the airport and am beyond exuberant to be home and back to playing around the blogging world :) I'd love to cheers to that with the diablo! Delicious!

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  24. This looks amazing and I love seeing a tequila drink that isn't a margarita! Now to find ginger beer!

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  25. mouthwatering!!! the name fits 100%!! kisses!! By the way when do you have your next shoe´s day?

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