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El Diablo

* 1 1/2 ounce tequila
* 1/2 ounce crème de cassis
* 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
* 1 1/2 ounce ginger beer

Combine the first three ingredients in an ice filled shake and shake until cold. Strain over ice into a rocks glass and top with ginger beer. Garnish with a lime wheel.

The El Diablo is yet another one from the Anvil Drinks List. While not an Anvil original, Bobby Heugel updated the Trader Vic recipe a bit by using a little extra tequila and substituting the more substantial ginger beer for the ginger ale in the original recipe. While Bobby’s recipe calls for 1 ounce of ginger beer, I upped the quantity a bit myself to 1 1/2.

Bobby calls this a margarita alternative, saying “Consider this option whenever ordering a margarita in the future”. While the El Diablo is a truly delicious cocktail, a simple Margarita is one of my favorite summertime drinks, one that won’t be replaced any time soon.

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