Every good Mother's Day - or any old spa day - comes with a good relaxing cocktail and a nice soak. Run a bath this weekend for you or your ma, and pair it with this uber relaxing 'spa water' cocktail -- cucumber, aloe vera, coconut water, elderflower, and gin.
First, let's set the scene. Hot soaks are basically my go-to self care routine, so I have some tried and true tips for getting the most spa-like bath experience, even if you don't have a big fancy tub:
When I run a bath according to those rules (which are surprisingly quick to accomplish), I transform my humdrum, no frills bathroom into an oasis I never want to leave. And if I really want to go all out, I make myself some fancy spa water, like this recipe (which has a fairly low ABV -- perfect for relaxing, not so much for partying). If you can't get fresh aloe vera (I'm seeing it everywhere now), just skip it, or add some rosemary for an herbal touch instead!
(1) Cut a one inch piece of aloe vera and remove the tough outer husk, so you're left with the clear, slimy part. Muddle it in a cocktail shaker with the cucumber.
(2) Add ice and remaining ingredients to the shaker. Shake and pour into an ice filled goblet.