Sunday, October 23, 2016

The Black Diablo

Halloween cocktails are always so much fun, they are always my favorite of the holiday-themed cocktail variety.  More than anything Halloween is a perfect excuse to use charcoal capsules in just about anything.  This year, I'm doing a darker take on the Diablo, the classic cocktail made with reposado tequila, lime juice, crème de cassis, and ginger beer.  This version layers the different parts of the cocktail and does not use ice, so make sure all of your ingredients are chilled before serving.

Black Diablo

Adapted by Emily Arden Wells of Gastronomista

1-1/2 oz Reposado Tequila
1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 oz Crème de Cassis
4 oz Crabbie's Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer (Chilled)
1/2 Activated Charcoal Capsule

Combine tequila and lime juice in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously with ice until cold.  In a highball glass, pour the crème de cassis on the bottom of the glass.  Using the back of a spoon, carefully pour the tequila and lime juice mixture as to not disrupt the layer of crème de cassis, followed by ice-cold Crabbie's Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer.  Open a charcoal capsule and pour half of the contents onto the surface of the drink.  Gently stir the charcoal into the top of the cocktail creating the black layered effect.  Garnish with a brandied cherry (or three) and finish with a festive straw. 


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