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El Diablo cocktail

Try something a little devilish this Friday and enjoy the El Diablo!

This one had been around for awhile, being a popular tequila-based drink.  Recent recipes call for the use of Ginger Beer.  However, the original recipe uses Ginger Ale.  Either way, this one’s a great accompaniment to salsa and chips.

What you’ll need: Tequila (white), Crème de Cassis, Lime Juice, and Ginger Beer.

In a shaker over cracked ice, pour in 1 1/2 ounces of your tequila of choice and 1/2 ounce each of crème de cassis and lime juice.  Shake and then strain into a rocks glass or collins glass filled with cubed ice.  Top the glass with ginger beer.  Garnish with a wedge of lime, optional.

How I like it:  For those of you who may not like beer or can’t find a good ginger beer, I suggest using ginger ale.  After all, it was the original ingredient.  Now, you may notice the pictured drink is pinker and creamier looking than the normal El Diablo.  That’s because I used that bottle you see to the left.  It’s Baja Rosa, made with tequila and strawberry cream liqueur.  It’ll make your El Diablo extra sweet.  Though should you use it, you’ll want to add about 3 ounces of ginger ale to your shaker with the other ingredients, and then strain and serve.  Otherwise, just use your favorite white tequila and enjoy!

Drink responsibly! 

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