El Diablo Cocktail

Diablo Cocktail
I’ve never been able to do shots (well unless they were of the jello variety). I just can’t. I have to sip them and well that’s just embarrassing (it’s okay I know it) so I avoid the inevitable mocking and bright red face by running away from them like they were the plague. Cocktails now are another story. I prefer those that pack a little punch and are on the fruity side. What can I say. I like them and especially those with tequila. Tequila kinda has a reputation of sorts. There are odes to it all across the airwaves. Kenny Chesney’s- “you and TEQUILA make me crazy” (it’s true) and Joe Nichols “tequila makes her clothes come off” (ehem not going there) are just a few of my favorites that reference that clear concoction.

Diablo Cocktail

I have quite an eclectic taste when it comes to music. If you were to peak over my shoulder and grab a glance at my music app you’d see everything from Joss Stone to Gavin DeGraw to Mariah Carey (“Synchronized lady dancing to a Mariah Carey chart-topper is not lame”) to Lady Antebellum to Brantley Gilbert and pretty much the rest of the country countdown lineup. Yes I happen to be a HUGE country music fan. Probably not a shocker to most of you.

Diablo Cocktail

This summer I’ll be picking up tickets to see Eric Church, Miranda Lambert and Jason Aldean live. I might explode I’m so excited. I will probably need a new pair of boots before I go too. It’s completely (un)reasonable I know but any excuse for a new pair of cowboy boots eh? Not that I need much encouragement to push me right out the door to the boot store or to sip on a summer sipper such as this El Diablo.

Cheers to that. Y’all know the rules. Be responsible (invite me over).


El Diablo Cocktail


  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce creme de cassis
  • 1/2 lime (plus additional wedge to garnish)
  • ginger beer
  • fresh mint to garnish - optional


  1. Place tequila, creme de cassis and lime juice from 1/2 lime into cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Strain into a cocktail glass with ice.
  3. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with lime wedge and optional fresh mint.



  1. 1

    OH MY GOSH!!!

  2. 2

    I sip shots, too! I thought I was the only one! There’s a pic of me at a wedding with a straw in my shot glass. Now that’s embarrassing! Love this drink recipe πŸ™‚

  3. 3

    My hubby would absolutely love this drink!

  4. 4

    Waaay way back in the day I could do the shots. Now I run away if anyone tries to suggest doing some. I’ll pay for it the next day. I’d rather sip on this.

  5. 5

    This cocktail look amazing! So refreshing for summer!

  6. 6

    I just bought a cocktail shaker. I am anxious to use it. I have the tequila. I have a good start on this. Yes!

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    lisa /

    Dang! Must. Try. This.

  8. 8

    How fun! Love that it uses ginger beer πŸ™‚

  9. 9

    Yeah, just need to make this now… and tomorrow.. and the next day!

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  11. 11

    This sounds like a delicious drink, never had crème de cassis.

  12. 12

    Any cocktail with ginger beer has my name written all over it. This looks (and sounds) yummy!

  13. 13

    This looks wonderful! I can’t do shots either…unless I’m already tipsy then sometimes I’ll do one or two but I can not… I repeat CAN NOT do jello shots haha. OO and I’m so jealous of you going to see Miranda Lambert and Jason Aldean!

  14. 14

    I’ve never sipped a shot…these, I would drink slowly to savor the flavor. Sounds so yum!

  15. 15

    I’m not a shot chick either. Never have been. I’m more of a slow sipper, and this looks like a perfect cocktail for sipping!

  16. 16

    My kind of drink without a doubt, love it!

  17. 17

    I also sip shots. I didn’t use to but I’m old now. This looks dangerous!

  18. 18

    Looks great, Paula! I could make a large pitcher of this for my next book club meeting!

  19. 19

    Squee, this is perfect. I love country music by the way. Saw Toby Keith in concert, along with a bunch of other dudes.

  20. 20

    Paula – this looks fantastic – anything with tequila is perfect in my book πŸ™‚

  21. 21

    The devil drink. Bwah ha ha ha! I LOVE it! Definitely on the list for the weekend!

  22. 22

    Ha! I’m the complete opposite when it comes to shots and jello shots. I love tequila… well, back in my college days that is. But if I had this in front of me today, I would probably chug it down. It looks amazing!

  23. 23

    Yeah, I could sip on this alllllll daaaayyyyy looooooong πŸ™‚

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    Lisa Bailey /

    Buying these ingredients now.

  26. 26

    So jealous that you are seeing Eric Church but I will just take one or two of these cocktails!

  27. 27

    Has anybody seen Kid Rock?!

  28. 29

    Just got a new pair of boots myself! Think I’ll break ’em in with this drink on the front porch and crank some Miranda. Looks lush!

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