Tequila Mockingbird

Tequila Mockingbird Cocktail

Base Spirit: Tequila

Type: Margaritas

Served: On the Rocks

Preparation: Shaken

Strength: Medium

Difficulty: Complicated

About the Tequila Mockingbird Cocktail

Tequila and watermelon is a woefully underused combination.

Ingredients in the Tequila Mockingbird Cocktail

  • 1 Jalapeño pepper slice
  • 2 oz Patrón Silver Tequila
  • 1.5 oz Watermelon-Basil Purée*
  • .75 oz Fresh lime juice
  • .75 oz Agave syrup (one part agave nectar, one part water)

Glass: Rocks

How to make the Tequila Mockingbird Cocktail

In a shaker, muddle the jalapeño slice. Add the remaining ingredients and fill with ice. Shake for 10 seconds and double strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice.

*Watermelon-Basil Purée


  • 2 cups Chopped fresh watermelon
  • 7 Basil leaves

Purée both ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth. Refrigerate until needed.

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