Photo: Jennifer Causey
Active Time
7 Mins
Total Time
7 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: about 1/2 cup)

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.


How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.