It's hot and humid here in Southern California. And nothing hits the spot like a glass of fresh coconut water.
You can drink off straight from the coconut. Just grab a a butcher's cleaver to cut a hexagram hole into the coconut. Insert a straw and some ice and enjoy. Make sure the coconut water is clear. I had a few that gave me a pinkish purple coconut water! Not sure how it came to that color, but I wouldn't drink it
Kids also enjoy this. Just add half a teaspoon of sugar to make it a little sweater. Grab a spoon to peel some of the coconut meat off and you'll have a nice refreshing snack for them to enjoy.
You can buy a box of 9 young coconuts at your local Asian Grocery stores for about $7-9 dollars depending on the season.
The young coconuts will have a white fibrous outer shell that helps keep it fresh during shipment and storage. Coconuts that you see at your typical grocery stores that has it's brown shell will have very little water.
How to cut open a young coconut