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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Recipe Source

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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