Caprese Cocktail by Mixologist Patrick Johnson

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.

– Garnish with a cherry heirloom tomato, basil leaf, and small ball of Mozzarella cheese.