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El Diablo Cocktail

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Looking for a spooky adult cocktail for Halloween? Try this El Diablo cocktail recipe that is made with tequila, creme de cassis, lime juice, and ginger beer. It’s sweet, tart, and refreshing!

El Diablo Cocktail in a glass.

Do you love Halloween?

Do you love delicious cocktails?

Well, then you’re going to LOVE this el diablo cocktail recipe!

This cocktail is sweet, tart, and FULL of flavor.

The best part is that this recipe makes a whole pitcher! It’s a great party recipe that is sure to please anyone who is craving a delicious cocktail.

El Diablo Cocktail served in a short cocktail glass with a lime wedge.

What is an El Diablo cocktail?

An El Diablo cocktail is a vintage cocktail made with tequila, creme de cassis, lime juice, and ginger beer!

It’s a simple cocktail that packs a PUNCH in the flavor department and is great for a crowd.

How do I make an El Diablo cocktail?

You only need a few simple ingredients to throw together this delicious cocktail.

  • Tequila – I like to use a classic white tequila that blends with all the other flavors.
  • Creme de cassis – A tart liqueur made from blackcurrants.
  • Lime juice – Brings a fresh and sour flavor.
  • Ginger beer – Effervescent with a hint of spice.

All you need to do is mix everything together except the ginger beer. Keep cold and add the ginger beer right before serving.

El Diablo Cocktail in a pitcher.

What is creme de cassis?

Creme de cassis is a liqueur made with blackcurrants.

It’s tart with just a hint of sweetness.

It can typically be found in most liquor stores but always ask if you don’t see it on the shelf.

Can I use Chambord instead?

Yes, BUT the flavor will be slightly changed.

Chambord is made with blackcurrants but it also throws in blackberries and raspberries.

So you’ll get a bit more berry flavor with a hint of sweetness.

Still delicious and possibly easier to find than creme de cassis.

El Diablo Cocktail served in a glass with a spicy rim.

Can I make this cocktail in advance?


But you’ll want to wait to add the ginger beer until right before you’re ready to serve it.

This helps keep the bubbles in the cocktail. If you add it too early it can go flat.

El Diablo Cocktail served with ice.

How do I store this drink?

You’ll want to keep this drink cold so I like to keep it in the fridge until ready to serve.

I usually pour it over ice with a few fresh lime slices.

El Diablo Cocktail served with fresh lime and ice.

Love this El Diablo cocktail?

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El Diablo Cocktail

El Diablo Cocktail

Yield: 4 cocktails
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Looking for a spooky adult cocktail for Halloween? Try this El Diablo cocktail recipe that is made with tequila, creme de cassis, lime juice, and ginger beer. It's sweet, tart, and refreshing!


  • 3/4 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup creme de cassis
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 2 cups ginger beer
  • Ice
  • 1 lime, sliced


  1. In a pitcher add tequila, creme de cassis, and lime juice. Let chill in the refrigerator.
  2. When ready to serve pour in the ginger beer.
  3. Add ice to 4 cocktail glasses, fill with the cocktail mix, and garnish with lime wedges.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 183Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 22gProtein: 0g

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Friday 15th of October 2021

I really liked this wonderful cocktail. I can wait to make them for my Halloween party this year!

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