Can't stop, won't stop with the cucumber. Do your kids suddenly LOVE something and want to eat it all the time. And then just as quickly they're over it? That's us with cucumbers right now. I make sure to keep them in the house so they can grab one whenever they want it. That also means that I now have cucumbers on hand for all my cucumber cocktail needs…which sometimes leads me to needing sliced cucumbers for my hungover puffy eyes the next morning…
Here are more ways to drink cucumbers: Cucumber Basil Soda, Cucumber Margarita, Cucumber Basil Vodka Cocktail. How cool does this cactus water look? When I was in Mexico, a few summers ago, I got to taste some cactus fruit. It has a bright flavor that I really enjoyed so I was super interested to try this cactus water with prickly pear. I thought it would be the perfect ingredient for a simple cocktail that is hydrating and refreshing. I was right, especially when paired with cucumber.
A good cocktail doesn't need to be difficult. In fact, they should be as easy as possible. Have you ever tried to make a cocktail after you've had 1 or 4? It's not easy. Luckily you are too drunk to notice that your pours are off. For this cocktail you need 2 parts Caliwater to 1 part Tequila. Man, I like tequila. Just pour those over muddled cucumbers. I added the juice of half a lime to my cocktail to add a little something something. I freaking love lime. I like it in most of my cocktails but if it's not your thing, don't do it. You do you.
The cactus water is super interesting. There are waves of flavors you experience when you drink it. At first, it doesn't have much of a taste. I noticed right off the bat that it didn't jump out at you like coconut water does. Then there is a touch of sweetness which seems to come from the prickly pear (a superfruit, yo). After you swallow, you pick up a little more of the fruit flavor (It's hard to compare it to another fruit. It kind of tastes like fruit punch.). Then you get a slight floral note. It's like a roller coaster for your mouth. It was so refreshing, mixed with the cucumber, tequila and lime. This feels like a cocktail you would drink when you want something to sip on a super hot day. It's perfect for day drinking or for those days where drinking starts on the early side. And because it has electrolytes, I'm wondering if it might help lessen hangovers???…Have you ever tried cactus water?
Thank you to Caliwater who provided the cactus water and cocktail recipe.