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Saturday, August 02, 2008

El Diablo

Refreshing Beverage of the Week
Black currants are not so common around here. But you can always find this exotic flavor on a well-stocked liquor store shelf, in a bottle of Creme de Cassis. I use it in cooking all the time, from a splash in my vinaigrettes to a rich deep sauce for duck, it just works. So why not drink it as god intended it as a cocktail? Here’s a great recipe for a beverage called El Diablo.

Ice cubes
2 ounces Tequila
1/2 ounce Cassis
Ginger ale (or I use Fresca)
1 lime wedge

Half fill a Collins glass with ice. Pour in the tequila and the Cassis then top it up with the ginger ale. Squeeze the lime into the drink then drop it in the glass. Stir with a clean finger and drink up!