Santa Cruz-based mixologist Patrick Johnson created this Caprese salad-inspired cocktail with Tres Agaves’ 18 month oak barrel-aged Añejo Tequila, our new Organic Margarita Mix, Cocktail-Ready Agave Nectar, and a medley of organic produce you can find at your local farmer’s market or real foods store. A refreshing interpretation of the classic Italian starter dish. (Gotta’ love that Mozzarella garnish!)
2 oz Tres Agaves Añejo Tequila
1 oz Tres Agaves Organic Margarita Mix
Splash of Tres Agaves Cocktail-Ready Agave Nectar
1 medium sized organic cherry heirloom tomato
5 medium sized basil leaves
Small dash of celery bitters
.5 oz lime juice
3 turns of fresh cracked pepper
Dash of Chipotle powder
Small ball of Mozzarella cheese
– In a mixing glass muddle organic heirloom tomato and basil leaves.
– Add Tres Agaves Añejo Tequila, Tres Agaves Organic Margarita Mix, Tres Agaves Cocktail-Ready Nectar, celery bitters, lime juice, and fresh cracked pepper into salt rimmed glass.
– Add ice and shake hard.
– Fine strain through a tea strainer into glass.
– Add a dash of Chipotle powder to top of cocktail.