June 20th marked the official start of Summer! Even though we’ll never know what the next few months will hold, the sun is shining brighter than ever and we’re here to help you live your best life this summer, and detox a little bit on the way, too!
We came up with 5 delicious cocktail recipes in our Pricklee test kitchen to help you out. There’s something here for everyone!
Why Prickly Pears?
Prickly pears are a natural detoxifier from mother earth, packed with electrolytes and antioxidants that help your body rid itself of toxins. Not only will the addition of Prickly pears enhance the flavors in your mixed drinks, they’ll keep you feeling great after a night of drinking. Another round? Yes please.
Why Pricklee is the perfect cocktail mixer
Pricklee Superfruit Water is thoughtfully designed to taste crisp and clean, and balanced with the perfect amount of flavor and sugar to make your taste buds do their happy dance. Not to mention, each can is only 35 calories!
*Substitute alcohol with seltzer (less sweet) or tonic water (sweeter) below for any of the following recipes.
The Skinny Prickly Pear Margarita
- 6oz any Pricklee flavor
- 1oz tequila
- Lime squeeze
Grab a shaker and add your Pricklee, tequila, and lime. Begin to shake and pour over ice. Put on your favorite Netflix show and enjoy! Pinkies up!
The Cactus Mule
- 6oz Mango Ginger Pricklee
- 2oz vodka
- 1oz honey
- 2-3 fine slices jalapeno
- Lime juice
Add your Mango Ginger Pricklee, vodka, honey, jalapenos, and lime juice into a shaker. Turn on some TSwift and shake it out! Then pour your mule over some ice! Sugar, spice, and everything nice!
The Oasis Refresher
- 6oz Strawberry Hibiscus Pricklee
- 1oz Vodka
- Fresh berries (you can add strawberries, blueberries, or blackberries- throw ‘em all in!)
Grab a bowl and throw all your berries in. Begin crushing them until it starts to look like jam. Throw these berries and some ice at the bottom of the glass. Add some fresh berries on top! Grab yourself a shaker and throw your ice, Pricklee, and vodka in. Shake and pour it into the glass. Tada! You made yourself a refresher filled with natural antioxidants. Taste the Oasis!
The Tikki Desert Sunrise
- 2 oz tequila
- 4 oz of our Mango-Ginger Pricklee
- 1/2 oz grenadine or pomegranate juice
- Garnish: orange slice
- Optional garnish: maraschino cherry
Gather ingredients. In a glass with ice, mix tequila, Pricklee Superfruit Water. Stir well. Slowly pour the grenadine/pomegranate around the inside edge of the glass. It will sink and gradually rise to mix with the other ingredients. Garnish with an orange slice and cherry. Enjoy by the pool and remember the sunscreen!