El 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.
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.
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).
What You Will Need:
- 2 ounces tequila
- 1 ounce creme de cassis
- 1/2 lime (plus additional wedge to garnish)
- ginger beer
- fresh mint to garnish - optional
What To Do:
- Place tequila, creme de cassis and lime juice from 1/2 lime into cocktail shaker filled with ice.
- Strain into a cocktail glass with ice.
- Top with ginger beer. Garnish with lime wedge and optional fresh mint.