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Make the perfect El Diablo

By Nicholas Robinson

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The English translation of El Diablo means Devil, but this tequila-based cocktail is an angel to make and is a refreshing quencher in the summer.

Make the El Diablo:

Glass:​ Highball

  • 40ml reposado tequila
  • 20ml crème de cassis
  • 15ml fresh lime juice
  • Ginger beer

Garnish:​ Lime wedge
Method:​ Half-fill the glass with ice and add the tequila and crème de cassis. Stir gently with a bar spoon. Top up with ginger beer and add the lime wedge.
Degree of difficulty:​ Beginner


Tommy¹s Margarita_Tequila

Tommy’s Margarita
Glass:​ Tumbler

  • 50ml reposado tequila
  • 25cl fresh lime juice
  • 12.5cl agave syrup

Garnish:​ lime wedge
Method:​ Twisting a classic cocktail doesn’t have to make it harder. This takes its name from the San Francisco Mexican restaurant where it was created in the 1990s and substitutes the normal orange liqueur with agave syrup – available from Funkin or foodservice suppliers – to accentuate the flavour of the plant that tequila’s made from. Just shake the ingredients over ice and strain.
Degree of difficulty:​ Beginner

Tequila Sunrise_Tequila

Tequila Sunrise
Glass:​ Highball

  • 50ml tequila
  • Orange juice
  • Dash of grenadine

Garnish:​ Orange slice and a maraschino cherry
Method:​ A refreshing crowd pleaser. Pour the tequila on to ice in the glass. Top up with orange juice, then pour the grenadine in slowly down the side of the glass to create the two-tone red-orange finish.
Degree of difficulty:​ Intermediate

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