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El Diablo Cocktail

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El Diablo

This is a modified version of the El Diablo cocktail based on what I had at my house. I love the fact that cocktails are so flexible and I often modify recipes based on what I have around at the time.

We have a bottle of crème de cassis in our liquor selection, and I wanted to make something using it. The El Diablo is a tequila based cocktail traditionally with lime and ginger beer. I didn’t have ginger beer, so decided to sub lime sparkling water. I did not add any simple syrup because crème de cassis is quite sweet already. I am not a big fan of very sweet cocktails and I tend to avoid adding extra sweetener unless it is really needed.

El Diablo Cocktail Ingredients

Crème de cassis is a black currant liquer with a sweet, fruity flavor and it goes great with lime and tequila. This is a light and refreshing cocktail that is perfect for a warm summer night. We drank these on our back deck last night and they were perfect.

el diablo

El Diablo Cocktail

tequila, lime and creme de cassis cocktail
Course Drinks
Keyword Cocktails
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 drinks


  • 4 oz tequila
  • 1 oz creme de cassis
  • 1 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 4-6 oz ginger beer or lime or ginger sparkling water


  • Combine with tequila, creme de cassis and lime juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a glass and top with sparkling water and a few ice cubes.

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