I’d never tried coconut water, and then Cocozia asked me to review their Cocozia Coconut Water. Sure, I thought, I love coconut, so why not! Now, I can’t compare it to other coconut waters, because this is the only one I’ve tried, but I got a case of their little cartons of coconut water.
After popping them in the fridge to chill, the first thing I noticed was their cute little telescoping straws. I don’t drink juice boxes very often, so I don’t know if these are common, but they are so much fun! The straw expands to twice its length, and snaps into place to seal the air out.
The flavor of the coconut water isn’t as sweet as I had imagined it to be. Its lightly coconutty flavor is refreshing, and since I’ve been working hard digging up part of our backyard, it’s a hydrating treat after all that hard work. It’s a healthy alternative to those sugary energy drinks as well. With only 70 calories per carton, Cocozia is organic, loaded with potassium and electrolytes, and my go-to drink after working out now.
But, what is coconut water you ask? It’s the clear liquid from the young, green coconut’s center. Remember back to my post on Kentucky Derby Chocolate-Pecan Ice Cream where I said you could separate off the coconut cream from the coconut milk. Well, the stuff that was leftover was coconut water.
Besides drinking your Cocozia Coconut Water straight from the carton with the cute straw, you can make it into a wonderful beverage. Try my wonderfully refreshing Coconut Peach Frost Cocktail. Or, if you don’t want an alcoholic beverage, just leave the vodka out of this one for a nice Coconut Peach Frost Mocktail (which I think kids would love!).
I’ve rimmed the edge of the glass with vanilla sugar. It’s really easy to sugar rim your glass. Just place the sugar (flavored or large crystal sugars are really pretty) in a shallow plate or bowl. Rub the cut edge of a lemon, lime, peach, or even a pineapple around the top edge of the glass, and rub the rim of the glass into the sugar while slowly turning the glass so that only the outer edge is covered. Tap off any excess sugar, and pour the drink into the glass. Enjoy!
As for the White Cranberry Peach juice, I love this one. It’s sweet and light. I get it at my grocery store. And, the Vanilla Syrup can be homemade or store-bought. And, yes, I get the humor of using a healthy ingredient in a cocktail, but I believe in having fun while being healthy!
- 1 1/4 ounce Cocozia Coconut Water
- 1 1/4 ounce white cranberry peach juice
- 1 1/4 ounce Chambord Vodka
- 3/8 ounce vanilla syrup
- handful ice
- Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake until drink is cold. Pour into a chilled and sugar rimmed glass
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Coconut water would be great in smoothies. You can also use it to replace broth in your cooking. De-glaze pans with coconut water. Braise or steam some veggies in coconut water. Add coconut water to your baked goods (like quick breads, muffins, or pancakes) instead of regular water or milk. Try it in your morning oatmeal. There are tons of ways to use coconut water. Have you tried coconut water?
Disclaimer: I was provided with Cocozia Coconut Water for my review, however, all opinions are my own, and I was under no obligation to give a favorable review.