Caprese Cocktail by Mixologist Patrick Johnson
September 29, 2011Santa 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!)Ingredients:2 oz Tres Agaves Añejo Tequila1 oz Tres Agaves Organic Margarita MixSplash of Tres Agaves Cocktail-Ready Agave Nectar1 medium sized organic cherry heirloom tomato5 medium sized basil leavesSmall dash of celery bitters.5 oz lime juice3 turns of fresh cracked pepperDash of Chipotle powderSmall ball of Mozzarella cheesePreparation: - 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.