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.
- 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.
Diablo cocktail recipe (for 6)
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.
- E & J Brandy Grand Blue
- Dolin Vermouth
- Angostura Bitters
- Angustura Orange Bitters
- Maraschino cherry
Diablo cocktail review
Our ratings (1-5 🍸)
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