Caprese Margarita

Caprese Margarita


Simple Syrup:

1/4 cup water
1/2 cup sugar

Pickling Simple Syrup:

1/4 simple syrup
1/4 cup pickling liquid from a jar of Pepperoncini capsicum
2 basil leaves

Citrus Simple Syrup:

1/4 cup simple syrup
1/8 cup lime juice, fresh squeezed
1/8 cup lemon juice, fresh squeezed


30mL pickling simple syrup
120mL citrus simple syrup
90mL tequila (we suggest Arette Blanco)
Salt for rimming the glass
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
Basil leaves and cherry tomatoes for garnish


Simple Syrup:

Combine water and sugar over medium heat and simmer until the sugar is dissolved.

Pour the liquid into a container and refrigerate unti cold.

Pickling Simple Syrup:

Combine simple syrup with pickling liquid.

Gently crush basil leaves and add them to the pickling syrup.

Let them combine for a few minutes, then remove leaves.

Citrus Simple Syrup:

Combine simple syrup with lime and lemon juice.


Combine pickling and citrus syrup with tequila.

Leave to chill in refrigerator.

Rum the rim of a glass with a lime and dip the edge into salt.

Fill glass with ice and add margarita mix.

Using a teaspoon, gently drizzle the balsamic vinegar around the inside edge of the glass.

Garnish with basil leaves and cherry tomatoes on a cocktail skewer.

Credits: Creative Culinary

Photo Credits: Creative Culinary

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