El Diablo, Mi Amante

September 21st, 2007  |  Published in liqueur, recipes, tequila  |  4 Comments

So it’s really here. Fall. The mornings and evenings are downright chilly and daytime temps no longer reach over 75º. I have officially turned the heater on and today we’re expecting our first rain storm. Summer is over.

On that note, I’m clearing out the warm-weather leftovers like the Tequila por Mi Amante. Strawberries have no place in fall, and so we bid the season adieu with a modified take on the El Diablo from Trader Vic’s Bartender’s Guide, Revised. A little strawberry, a little black currant, some ginger ale and lime and poof! Warm weather disappears in no more time than it takes to finish a glass.

El Diablo, Mi Amante

juice of ½ lime
1 oz Tequila por Mi Amante
½ oz créme de cassis
ginger ale

Squeeze lime into 10-ounce glass filled with ice. Add Tequila Mi Amante and créme de cassis and stir; top with ginger ale.

Not the stunning knockout that the Paloma Mi Amante is, but the strawberry and black currant flavors play nicely together with the ginger. Plus it’s a bit bittersweet from the lime, which suits my feelings about the shifting seasons just fine.

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  1. The Cocktail Chronicles » Blog Archive » Finishing up the season says:

    September 22nd, 2007at 11:29 pm(#)

    [...] of, almost felt that way in Seattle. To truly, finally usher out the season, I decided to follow Marleigh’s lead and finish off the last dregs of the Tequila por Mi Amante in my [...]

  2. Jim says:

    September 24th, 2007at 9:19 am(#)

    Ay caramba! Looks delicious.

  3. emilie says:

    September 24th, 2007at 11:56 am(#)

    beautiful name for a beautiful drink.

    i thought of you this weekend when at the bookstore there was a display of baking books and cocktail books…don’t know why they had highlighted those particular collections together, but i thought you and i could have happily browsed there for quite a while…

  4. Marleigh says:

    September 24th, 2007at 12:02 pm(#)

    Hmmmm. Baking and cocktails—it’s like they were showcasing my cookbook collection! Then again, displays like that are why I have to be very, very careful in bookstores. I’ll leave with half the store.

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