sponsored blackberry el diablo halloween cocktail recipe

Blackberry El Diablo Halloween Cocktail

This Blackberry El Diablo Halloween Cocktail is a fun twist on a classic recipe. Infused with fresh blackberry syrup and topped with ginger beer, this drink is fruity and spicy with a devilish red hue that's perfect for an adult Halloween party.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 175kcal
Author Amanda Biddle


Blackberry Syrup


  • 1-1/2 ounces Reposado tequila (3 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice (1 tablespoon)
  • 1/2 ounce Triple sec (1 tablespoon)*
  • 1 ounce blackberry syrup (2 tablespoons)
  • 2-3 ounces ginger beer


Make the Syrup

  • Rinse berries and leave damp. Toss in a bowl with sugar. Let sit for 30-45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
  • Strain mixture through a fine mesh sieve, pressing on berries with the back of a spoon to fully release juices. You should have about 1/2 cup blackberry syrup.**

Make the Cocktail

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add tequila, lime juice, triple sec, and blackberry syrup. Cover and shake. 
  • Strain into a glass filled with fresh ice. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with fresh blackberries.


*If you prefer a sweeter cocktail with a stronger blackberry flavor, substitute Blackberry Liqueur for the Triple Sec.
**The blackberry syrup makes more than you need for one cocktail (about enough for 4). Store unused syrup, covered, in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
For a frosty look on the garnish, pop a few blackberries in the freezer for a couple of hours before making the cocktails. 


Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Sodium: 21mg | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin C: 4.3mg | Iron: 1mg