Mastro's Skinny Diablo sets the tone for a sizzling night
Looking to jolt your taste buds with a subtle wave of heat? All you need for a zesty pre-dinner cocktail is a jalapeño and a touch of color from a couple of festive red bell pepper slices. Those ingredients will amp up your Cinco de Mayo cocktail menu. When Mastro’s wine & spirits director Robbi Jo Oliver concocted the Skinny Diablo in 2010, he spiced it up while remaining true to the drink’s base: fresh lime juice and, of course, good tequila. Five years later this spicy rendition of the classic margarita continues to top the list as one of Mastro’s best sellers.
Juice of ½ a lime, squeezed
¾ oz. Tres Agaves agave nectar
3½ oz. Don Julio Blanco tequila
Splash triple sec
2 slices of jalapeño
2 slices of red bell pepper
Pour juice, nectar and liquor into a cocktail shaker. Pour into two tall, chilled pilsner glasses with ice. Add jalapeño and bell pepper slices to each glass.