El Diablo Cocktail Recipe

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El Diablo Cocktail Recipe

It is a popular tequila cocktail that many people enjoy because it is easy to mix and it has a fresh and vibrant flavor. A blend of blackcurrant-flavored cassis, smooth tequila, and ginger beer, it is fruity and sweet, but offers some of the bite from ginger beer, balancing perfectly with earthy tequila. In keeping with the name of our recipe, this beverage is devilishly fantastic and its pink hue makes it a visually appealing drink, perfect for parties. Using Creme de cassis is not the easiest way to enjoy it at the bar. So, while you have it in stock, you should use it as often as possible. Cassis adds some colorful color to this cocktail, and I love how it pairs perfectly with the cassis. The cocktail is sweet, not too sweet, and the sweetness is balanced with the tartness of cassis. Tequila of a high quality will be the best choice for this cocktail. It is not necessary to spend money on aejo tequila to have a tasty cocktail, so go for a reposado tequila instead. If you love a drink on its own, but do not want to spend a lot of money on one that you feel is wasted in a mixed cocktail, go for a low-cost option. You can choose from a variety of reposados, so pick your favorite and get mixing.

Devilish Variations

The modern twist on El Diablo brings a little ginger into the mix. I absolutely adore this version and it’s yet another example of how versatile this cocktail can be. Here is how to make a fun and refreshing cocktail: The Gran Centenario Plata Tequila is blended with 3/4 ounce of fresh lemon juice, 3/4 ounce of Ginger Liqueur from Domaine de Canton, and 1/4 ounce of Creme de Cassis liqueur, making a tasty cocktail. Then strain it into a coupe glass filled with ice and garnish it with thinly sliced lemon wheel.

How to Build the Cocktail If You Don’t Have a Shaker?

The drink can be shaken with salt and lime juice if you avoid using a cocktail shaker or you can mix it with half the cassis and tequila. Drizzle the remaining cassis over the spoon for a purple haze that slowly dissolves. If you want to create a more customized drink, you can build it by first adding the tequila into a collins glass with ice, followed by lime juice, ginger beer, and then a float of cassis.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of El Diablo Cocktail Recipe is 6 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of El Diablo Cocktail Recipe is 199 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create El Diablo Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.

Tools needed

  • Cocktail Shaker

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • One and a half ounces of tequila reposado,
  • half a ounce of crème de cassis,
  • half a ounce of lime juice,
  • four ounces of ginger beer.

Steps to Make It

  • Make sure everything is ready.
  • The tequila, crème de cassis, and lime juice should be poured into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shaken well.
  • Top with ginger beer
  • And place in a Collins glass loaded with fresh ice. It's time to serve and enjoy.

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