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Diablo, Swank Cocktail #31

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Diablo cocktail
Diablo cocktail

The Diablo is cocktail number 31 on the Swank Cocktail Guide.

Diablo cocktail history

Less famous than the El Diablo, a tequila cocktail, this Diablo recipe is similar to a Diablo cocktail recipe published in 1934 in Cocktail Bill Boothby’s World Drinks and How to Mix Them on page 60, Diablo.

Diablo

  • Brandy 1/3 jigger
  • French Vermouth 1/3 jigger
  • Curaçao 3 dashes
  • Bitters 2 drops

Stir well with ice, strain into chilled cocktail glass, add Maraschino cherry or pimola, twist lemon over and serve.

Cocktail Bill Boothby's World Drinks and How to Mix Them, p 60.
Cocktail Bill Boothby’s World Drinks and How to Mix Them, p 60.

Diablo cocktail recipe (for 6)

Diablo cocktail recipe
Diablo cocktail recipe

6 jiggers Brandy, 6 jiggers Dry Vermouth, 1 tsp. Angostura Bitters, 2 tsp. Orange Bitters. Shake well with ice. Add Lemon peel or Cherry.

Amended for 1: 1 jigger Brandy, 1 jigger Dry Vermouth, 1 dash Angostura Bitters, 2 dashes Orange Bitters. Shake well with ice. Add Lemon peel or Cherry.

Ingredients used:

  • E & J Brandy Grand Blue
  • Dolin Vermouth
  • Angostura Bitters
  • Angustura Orange Bitters
  • Maraschino cherry

Diablo cocktail review

Our ratings (1-5 🍸)

Greg: 🍸🍸🍸
Kim: 🍸🍸🍸

We didn’t want Diablo cocktails for six, so we adjusted the recipe to 2 jiggers brandy, 2 jiggers dry vermouth, 1/3 teaspoon Angostura Bitters, and 2/3 teaspoon orange bitters. We didn’t love it – we drank it, but we wouldn’t order it.

Next up… Cocktail # 32, Dixie cocktail

Swank Cocktail Guide: 80 cocktails in 80 days

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