It’s Been a Long Week: The Dabney’s El Diablo

Image: ESSENTIAL HOMME, The Dabney.

As true believers of the work hard, play hard mantra, we present you with It’s Been a Long Week, a weekly column aimed at awarding some liquid appreciation to you for just being yourself, dammit. Make a glass or two on us, you deserve it.


The Dabney’s El Diablo

The crux of Washington, D.C.’s premiere eatery The Dabney is its Mid-Atlantic, farm-to-table methodology. For those who can’t make the trip to this historic/modern hybrid, mixing up the restaurant’s famous El Diablo cocktail is the next best thing.



  • 1.5 oz. Fidencio Mezcal
  • 0.5 oz. Ginger cordial
  • 0.5 oz. Crème de cassis
  • 0.5 oz. Fresh lime juice

Image: ESSENTIAL HOMME, STOCK, and Fidencio.


Combine and shake mezcal, cordial, and lime juice. Fine strain, then sink Crème de cassis.