We asked you to fill our heads with quenching happy hour cocktails and unbelievable spa treatments in order to win a 6-month supply of ZICO coconut water…and boy did you deliver!

In order for your entry to qualify, you had to identify a single edible ingredient that’s already a true multitasker and give us an example of a tasty cocktail and a spa treatment it stars in. We had a lot of fabulous entries, and quite a few of you provided the recipes for your concoctions. Below, some of our favorite recipes, and the lucky winner!

Cucumbers for puffy eyes and in a Pimm’s cup!

2 ounces Pimm’s No. 1

7UP, lemon-lime soda, or ginger ale

Slice of lemon

Slice of cucumber

Pour the Pimm’s and 7UP into a chilled highball glass or metal cup over ice. Squeeze a slice of lemon well as you drop it in the glass; then stir gently and garnish with a cucumber slice. – Brenda

My favorite spa treatment is the Coconut and Pineapple Paradise scrub and YES coconut is my favorite ingredients of all times!

Coconut Caipirinha

1/2 lime cut into wedges

2tsp. sugar

1 1/2 oz Leblon Cachaca


Muddle 1st 3 ingredients in a glass fill to the top with coconut water garnish with a lime wheel. – Marc

my very very favorite ingredient for both cocktails and spa treatments is:: LAVENDER!

its not commonly used in cooking, but when used right, its amazing and especially good with lemon.

Lavender Lemon Drop

2 oz Lemon Vodka

1 oz fresh lemon juice

1 Tbsp lavender simple syrup

lavender sprig for garnish

Lavender essential oil can be used in just about spa lotion or potion

I love a good, old-fashion lavender aromatherapy massage and maybe a lavender sugar scrub. – Karen

My ingredient is Vanilla

Vanilla rose wrap – They massage your skin with rose oil , while you lay on rose petals. Then you are wrapped with warm blankets, that have been steeped in crushed vanilla beans, cloves and cinnamon. AMAZING!

Chocolate Snow Bear

1oz Amaretto

1oz Creme de cacao

5oz VANILLA ice-cream

1/4 oz chocolate syrup

2 dashes vanilla extract

Combine all ingredientsin a blender in low speed. – Hellen Araujo


Tomato would be mine for a good ‘ol fashion Bloody Mary because they are refreshing anytime of day and then when my skin breaks out a good ‘ol Tomato Blemish Treatment refreshes my skin and makes it glow again.

Bloody Mary Recipe:

1 1/2 ounces (1 jigger) vodka

1/2 cup tomato juice

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Worcestershire sauce to taste

Tabasco to taste

1 celery stick for garnish

1 lemon wedge for garnish

Combine the vodka, the tomato juice, the lemon juice, the Worcestershire sauce, the Tabasco, 1 cup ice cubes, and salt and pepper to taste, shake the mixture well, and strain it into a tall glass filled with ice cubes. Garnish the Bloody Mary with the celery stick and the lemon wedge.

Tomato Blemish Remedy

1 tomato, ripe, chopped

1 tsp. lemon juice

1 tablespoon instant style oatmeal or old fashioned rolled oats

Blend all ingredients until just combined, in a paste. Apply to blemished skin, making sure the mixture is thick enough to stay in place. Leave in place 10 minutes. Remove with damp washcloth, and rinse and tone. – luv_mydachsund

You can read all the fabulous entries in the comments here (there are enough recipes to take care of your happy hours for the next month.) And now, our coconut water-loving winner!

Angela – many mango loving congratulations! E-mail michelle(at)spaweekmedia(dot)com to claim your prize.

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