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El Diablo


1 cup sugar

1 cup water

1 ginger root, sliced thin

1½ ounces Tequila or Mezcal

½ ounce lime juice

¼ ounce Combier Cassis

Ginger beer

Garnish: lime wedge


  1. Make the ginger syrup: In a pot over medium heat, combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water with sliced ginger root. Simmer for 2 hours. Remove from heat and allow to steep until syrup reaches room temperature. Strain and discard ginger root.
  2. Make the cocktail: Combine tequila or mezcal, lime juice, ¼ ounce ginger syrup, and Combier Cassis in a collins glass.
  3. Top with ginger beer, and garnish with lime.