El Diablo Cocktail

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El Diablo Cocktail

The first time I tried the El Diablo cocktail was not in Mexico, or USA, or really anywhere you would expect. It was at a small restaurant in western Ukraine, and after one sip I decided it was something I wanted to add to my home bar rotation.

The El Diablo only has a few ingredients, so it’s important to make sure they are high quality. The main liquor is tequila, and I suggest using a high quality reposado. You’ll also need a bottle of Creme de Cassis, a blackberry liqueur. One thing I like is to substitute the traditional Creme de Cassis for Riga Black Balsam Blackcurrant. I find it gives it a much more funky flavor, while still tasting great!

How To Make The El Diablo Cocktail

El Diablo Cocktail

60 ml Tequila. Recommend a high quality reposado.

22.5 ml Creme de Cassis.

15 ml Lime Juice. Freshly squeezed.

15 ml Ginger Syrup. Homemade preferred. To make homemade ginger syrup the easiest way is to get a can of high quality ginger beer and simmer it down until it has reduced about 85%.

2 ml Saline Solution 20%. If you don’t want to make saline solution for cocktails then you can just add a small pinch of salt to the shaker.

In a shaker with ice add all of the ingredients and shake well for a few seconds to combine and chill. Strain into a double rocks glass with a large ice cube. Garnish with a lime and some chili flakes, serve, and enjoy.

El Diablo Cocktail

El Diablo

The El Diablo is a refreshing tequila based cocktail with notes of blackcurrant due to the Creme de Cassis
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Course: Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Creme de Cassis, el diablo, Reposado Tequila, Tequila
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 214kcal
Cost: $2

Equipment

  • Cocktail Shaker

Ingredients

  • 60 ml Tequila Recommend a high quality reposado.
  • 22.5 ml Creme de Cassis
  • 15 ml Lime Juice Freshly squeezed.
  • 15 ml Ginger Syrup Homemade preferred. To make homemade ginger syrup the easiest way is to get a can of high quality ginger beer and simmer it down until it has reduced about 85%.
  • 2 ml Saline Solution 20% If you don't want to make saline solution for cocktails then you can just add a small pinch of salt to the shaker.

Instructions

  • In a shaker with ice add all of the ingredients and shake well for a few seconds to combine and chill. Strain into a double rocks glass with a large ice cube. Garnish with a lime and some chili flakes, serve, and enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin C: 5mg
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