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La Mancha


1½ ounce Reposado Tequila (Espolon)

½ ounce Joven Mezcal (Del Maguey Vida)

½ ounce lemon juice

1½ ounce roasted tomato-agave purée (recipe follows)

2-3 basil leaves for garnish

Roasted Tomato-Agave Purée

2 medium heirloom tomatoes

Agave nectar


  1. Shake with ice and pour into a rocks glass.
  2. Garnish with a fresh basil leaf.
Roasted Tomato-Agave Puree
  1. Cut tomatoes in half and roast in a bread pan at 450 degrees until the juices begin to bubble and the sugars begin to caramelize.
  2. Purée and press through a strainer.
  3. For every 3 parts of tomato purée, add 1 part of agave nectar.
  4. Simmer in a sauce pan for 10 minutes and cool.