The El Diablo combines the sweetness of blackberry from the cassis with the bold flavor of tequila. This cocktail is becoming more popular but remains still somewhat forgotten. We say, don't put this baby in the corner.
1 1/2 oz Reposado Tequila
1/2 oz Creme de Cassis
1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice
2-3 oz Ginger Beer
How to Mix
Combine all ingredients, except ginger beer, in an ice-filled shaker and shake for 10 seconds
Strain into an ice-filled highball glass and top with ginger beer
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