Recipe: El Diablo (Tequila, Ginger, and Currant Liqueur Cocktail)

Helen Rosner

A deep red hue thanks to the addition of crème de cassis (red currant liqueur), this holiday party–ready tequila cocktail is an elegant cold-weather alternative to the more summery margarita

Ahead of holiday cocktail party season, we asked mixologist Jim Meehan for five classic cocktail recipes—one each for vodka, whiskey, rum, tequila and gin—that lend themselves well to preparing in large batches. See the full list in our slideshow »



10 oz Siete Leguas Reposado Tequila
2 8 oz bottles of Q Ginger Beer
4 oz Lime Juice (the juice of 6 limes)
2 oz Lejay Legoute Crème de Cassis
Lime wedges, for garnish (optional)


Combine all ingredients in a pitcher filled with ice and stir to combine.