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El Diablo

El Diablo 1.000
Dec 24, 2010

This drink is a tart and spicy little number, believed to have been invented by tiki godfather, Victor Jules Bergeron Jr., a.k.a. "Trader Vic."

Servings: 1
  • Juice from half a lime
  • Cracked ice
  • 2 ounces reposado tequila
  • 1/2 ounce creme de cassis
  • 2 ounces ginger beer or spicy ginger ale


Squeeze the half lime into a highball glass, then drop the spent half into the glass. Pack with cracked ice, then add the tequila and creme de cassis; stir gently. Top with ginger beer or spicy ginger ale.

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Adapted from a recipe in "Trader Vic's Book of Food and Drinks" (Doubleday, 1946), by Spirits columnist Jason Wilson.

Tested by Tim Carman.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving (using ginger beer): 210

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 0mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates: 16g 5%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 15g

Protein: 0g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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