We like the clean flavor and mixability of silver tequila, though a golden añejo or reposado would add complexity. Cava or crémant will work just as well as dry prosecco here. If you use a different cactus water than True Nopal, check its sugar content—some brands are sweeter and won’t need as much added sugar for flavor balance.
1 teaspoon sugar
1 (1-in.) lemon rind strip
1 cup cactus water (see below)
1/2 cup silver tequila
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 cup ice cubes
1/4 cup prosecco or other dry sparkling wine
Est. added sugars 8g
How to Make It
Muddle together sugar and lemon rind in a large glass. Stir in cactus water, tequila, and honey. Add ice cubes; cover, and shake well. Strain tequila mixture evenly into 4 glasses. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon prosecco.
True Nopal Cactus Water: Unlike other brands, True Nopal has no added sugar, so you can taste the prickly pear--it's like mild grape juice, pleasant on its own, and a great mixer that won't step on other flavors. It has half the calories and sugar of many coconut waters. Available at grocery stores nationwide.