El Diablo

Originally known as 'Mexican El Diablo' when the drink first appeared in 1946.

El Diablo


  • 45ml

    Don Julio Repasado

  • 15ml

    Crème de Cassis

  • 15ml

    Fresh Lime Juice

  • 140ml

    Ginger Ale

0 units of alcohol per serve


  • 1

    Highball glass

  • 1

    Ice Scoop

  • 1


  • 1

    Cocktail shaker

  • 1

    Hawthrone Strainer

  • 1




  • Preparation
    1. Shake all ingredients, except for the Ginger Ale, with Ice.
    2. Strain into an Ice-filled Highball Glass.
    3. Garnish with a Lime Wheel.
  • Alcohol content

    Alcohol content: 16g per serve

Interesting facts

The El Diablo cocktail gets its name from the Spanish word for "devil." The drink is traditionally made with tequila, but vodka or rum can also be used. It is usually served in a tall glass with a slice of lime.

History of the drink

The El Diablo cocktail is believed to have originated in Mexico in the 1940s. It was created by a man named Don Javier Delgado Corona, who owned a bar in the city of Tijuana. The drink became popular with American tourists and eventually made its way north of the border.