Friday Cocktail

The Poisoned Martini

Try something a little devilish this Friday and enjoy the El Diablo!

This one had been around for awhile, being a popular tequila-based drink.  Recent recipes call for the use of Ginger Beer.  However, the original recipe uses Ginger Ale.  Either way, this one’s a great accompaniment to salsa and chips.

What you’ll need: Tequila (white), Crème de Cassis, Lime Juice, and Ginger Beer.

In a shaker over cracked ice, pour in 1 1/2 ounces of your tequila of choice and 1/2 ounce each of crème de cassis and lime juice.  Shake and then strain into a rocks glass or collins glass filled with cubed ice.  Top the glass with ginger beer.  Garnish with a wedge of lime, optional.

How I like it:  For those of you who may not like beer or can’t find a good ginger beer, I suggest using ginger ale.  After all, it was the original…

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