Italian Caprese Cocktail

Italian Caprese Cocktail

All the fresh Italian flavors you love about a Caprese salad are in this delightful delicious Italian Caprese cocktail. Enjoy one today.

Caprese Cocktail Recipe

Trying to recreate all the great tastes of a Caprese salad into a cocktail seemed like a no brainer to me. 

Next time I think I’ll add more basil (you add as much as you like) and I forgot to add the olives on the skewers, DUH, but all in all I think it was a winner, and one we’ll serve again. 

Cheers we go again!!!


fresh, chopped basil – 1 tablespoon (or more) – muddled in each glass
balsamic vinegar – roughly 1 teaspoon per glass
Grape tomatoes – skewered
baby mozzarella balls – skewered
olives (optional) – skewered
salt and pepper – to taste
light rum – to taste – in each glass
tomato juice –  to top off each cocktail
stir and sip

There are no rules in cocktails. Make them to suit your own tastes and have fun with them!  That’s what we do 🙂



  1. Your inventive Caprese Cocktail beats the heck out of V8!

  2. I love this! Great idea Renee!

  3. Oh how FUN! I am going to have to try this and soon 🙂

  4. Ooh, this sounds drelish! I love the idea of translating one of my favorite salads into a cocktail!

  5. Um, I would drink this even without the garnish. With the garnish? I'll take two, please!

  6. Wow! What an incredible idea! It's like a bloody mary on crack…Delicious!

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