1⁄2 oz Lime juice (from 1/2 a lime)
1⁄2 oz Cassis

In a Collins glass full of cracked ice, add the lime juice and shell, tequila and cassis. Stir. Top with ginger ale. Add a straw.


Drinking the Devil's Acre uses 2 oz blanco tequila, 1 oz lime juice (consistent with the lime juice and wedge), 3 oz ginger beer (rather than ginger ale) and 1/2 oz crème de cassis, which is floated on top.


From Trader Vic's book of Food and Drink, adapted by Smuggler's Cove

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Posted by sgls on 7/11/2020
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Vic Bergeron
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Trader Vic's Pacific Island Cookbook, pg 186

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  • Works, but not that interesting to me. — ★★★
  • Another variation: 2 oz Blanco tequila (look for siembra azul or ocho tequilas) 2 oz Ginger beer (fresh) 3⁄4 oz Lime juice 1⁄2 oz Simple syrup (2:1 simple syrup) 1⁄4 oz Cassis
  • Top off with 2 oz ginger beer. Serve in Collins glass. — ★★★★
  • Make it 2 oz tequila & top w ginger beer (courtesy of Trader Vic)
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Curated this - I have the 1968 version of Vic's book (which has a bunch of Texas recipes weirdly enough). Other sources have the tequila at 1.5 or even 2 ounces. Thanks,  Zachary