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El Diablo

By Adam Hinton

Ingredients

40ml Tequila

15ml Creme de Cassis

25ml Lime Juice

Ginger Beer

Lime wedge for Garnish

Times:

Prep: 2 Minutes

Make: 30 Seconds

Total: 2 Minutes and 30 Seconds

Calories:

212 calories

Allergens:

Contains ginger

Servings:

Serves 1

A tall, long, refreshing mule style drink that mixes grassy tequila with full flavoured blackcurrant liqueur and topped with fiery ginger beer.

Ingredients

40ml Tequila

15ml Creme de Cassis

25ml Lime Juice

Ginger Beer

Lime wedge for Garnish

Method

Take your Boston glass or small tin and, using your jigger to measure, add the tequila and creme de cassis.

Using your Mexican elbow and your jigger to measure, squeeze 25ml of lime juice and add it to your shaker.

Fill your shaker with cubed ice and seal using your Boston tin or lid, before shaking vigorously for 10-15 seconds or until your tin is very cold.

Fill your high-ball glass with cubed ice and, using your Hawthorne strainer, strain your cocktail into the glass before topping with ginger beer.

Garnish with a lime wedge.

Serve and enjoy!

History

The earliest written record of the El Diablo is from Trader Vic’s Book of Food and Drink published in 1946.

The history of the El Diablo seems to be shrouded in mystery, cocktail scholars alcademics.com did some research to try and unearth the origin of this classic tequila cocktail, and like us, the earliest mention of the drink they could find was as a ‘Mexican El Diablo’ in Trader Vic’s 1946 Book of Food and Drink, wherein the cocktail is listed as an ‘original’, suggesting it was created by Trader Vic or a member of his staff. However, the drink goes on to appear in the 1947 edition of the same book where the ‘Mexican’ has been dropped and the cocktail is no longer listed as an original, so whether or not this drink comes from the mind of Trader Vic is unconfirmed.

The history of the El Diablo seems to be shrouded in mystery, the earliest mention of the drink they could find was as an ‘original’ in Trader Vic’s 1946. However, the drink goes on to appear in the 1947 edition where the cocktail is no longer listed as an ‘original’, so whether or not this drink comes from the mind of Trader Vic is unconfirmed.