El Diablo Cocktail Recipe

Pete Capella
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It’s the time of year where the traditional Mexican holiday of Dia de Los Muertos is on the horizon. We here at The Savory want to prep you with a slew of tequila cocktails for your celebration. And what better-fitting name than our first cocktail, the El Diablo? The first reference found for this refreshing tequila cocktail is oddly in the 1946 Trader Vic’s recipe book, Trader Vic’s Book of Food and Drink. No one is sure as to whether it is a Trader Vic original or if its roots stem back even further. No matter where the drink came from though, you are going to love making it for your Dia de Los Muertos celebration. It may be named after The Devil, but we think that this drink is a little piece of heaven.

El Diablo Cocktail Recipe

1 1/2 oz. Reposado Tequila

1/2 oz. Crème de Cassis

1/2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

2–3 oz. Ginger Beer

Lime Wedge for Garnish

Combine all ingredients except ginger beer, and shake. Strain into an ice-filled Collins glass, top with ginger beer and garnish with a lime wedge.

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