Mezcal El Diablo Recipe

Mezcal, Creme De Cassis, Lime, Ginger Ale
Mezcal El Diablo
Photo for Aubrey Joy Schuster

Despite it’s name, El Diablo is a perfect cocktail to help you beat the heat this summer. The sweetness of crème de cassis combines perfectly with the tartness of ginger beer, and the intense smokiness of mezcal. These cocktails are especially good for summer get-togethers where exact measurements aren’t your top priority!

Ingredients

2 oz mezcal
3 oz ginger beer
1 teaspoon crème de cassis
1 lime wedge (and, optionally, a lime wheel for garnish)

Preparation: How to make a Mezcal El Diablo

  1. Add mezcal to a Collins glass filled with ice.
  2. Top with ginger beer, then slowly pour in the crème de cassis (it will settle to the bottom).
  3. Squeeze the lime wedge over the top of the drink, then drop it in and serve.
  4. Garnish with a lime wheel.
Mezcal El Diablo