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Ranch Water

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Posted: 09/17/21

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If you are looking for a light, refreshing cocktail to cool you off on a hot day, this is it! Made with tequila, lime juice, and Topo Chico mineral water, Ranch Water is a fizzy and invigorating refreshment that is sure to quench your thirst.

Glass of Ranch Water cocktail with ice, straws, and slices of lime with second glass of Ranch Water cocktail and bottle of Topo Chico in the background

Similar to the classic Margarita, Ranch water is more bubbly while less sweet. Where the name came from exactly isn’t clear, but what is agreed upon is that the cocktail originates from the great state of Texas. Whipping up a round of Ranch Waters is quick and easy!

Ranch Water Recipe

To make a Ranch Water you need only three ingredients! 3 ounces of your favorite tequila, an ounce and a half lime juice (freshly squeezed is best!), and enough Topo Chico to top your glass. While you could use another brand of sparkling water, using Topo Chico makes it the real deal. We consider this ingredient non-negotiable!

How to Make a Texas Ranch Water Cocktail

No fancy technique or gadgets needed to make a Ranch Water, or a whole round. The cocktail is easy to tweak to your taste and is nearly impossible to mess up.

  1. Pour tequila and lime juice into a glass filled with ice
  2. Top with Topo Chico
  3. Garnish with a slice of lime and enjoy!
glass of Ranch Water with ice, straws, and fresh lime wedges

How to Serve

Serve your Ranch Water in a glass tumbler with lots of ice and garnish with a slice of lime. Top off your cocktail with Topo Chico to refresh as needed!

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Glass of Ranch Water cocktail with ice, straws, and slices of lime with second glass of Ranch Water cocktail and bottle of Topo Chico in the background
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Ranch Water

Serves: 1 drink
(tap # to scale)
Prep: 4 minutes
Ranch Water is a light, refreshing cocktail to cool you off on a hot day. It is made with tequila, lime juice, and Topo Chico.

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces Tequila
  • 1 1/2 ounces Lime juice freshed squeezed is best
  • Topo Chico to top

Instructions

  • Pour the tequila and lime juice into an ice filled glass.
  • Top with Topo Chico.
  • Garnish and enjoy!
Author: Nathan Longley
Course: Drinks
Glass of Ranch Water cocktail with ice, straws, and slices of lime with second glass of Ranch Water cocktail and bottle of Topo Chico in the background

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Nathan Longley has been his wife’s personal bar tender for as long as he can remember. While he most often enjoys a cold beer, he is known to love our vodka gimlet.

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