One of our favorite new cocktails for the summer is Nopalito’s El Diablo cocktail. This refreshing tequila cocktail is a perfect alternative to the margarita. It’s ingredients are tequila, ginger beer, lime juice, and cassis. Large ice cubes stacked in a tall glass are perfect for this cocktail. Use an ice cube tray like this or this to get large cubes, then grate a little fresh lime zest on top for garnish.
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- 2 ounces blanco tequila, such as Pueblo Viejo
- 3⁄4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice, plus finely grated lime zest for garnish
- 3 ounces ginger beer, such as Bundaberg
- 1 to 2 dashes crème de cassis or another berry cordial
- Add the tequila and lime juice to a cocktail shaker.
- Add a small amount of ice, and shake once quickly (just to chill, not dilute).
- Strain into a Collins glass and add the ginger beer and crème de cassis.
- Add ice and garnish with the lime zest.