Easy Ranch Water Drink Cocktail is the unofficial cocktail of summer! It is quick and easy to make and tastes amazing. Made with Topo Chico, Lime Juice, and Tequila you will love how refreshing this cocktail tastes.
Ranch Water Drink
Ranch Water originated in West Texas dive bars and spread across the United States to become one of the best summer cocktails.
The full history is a bit of a mystery but some say that a rancher created the cocktail in the 1960's. It gradually became more popular until now it is the drink of summer.
Made with Topo Chico mineral water that has been bottled in Monterey, Mexico since 1895.
This cocktail is considered the new Aperol Spritz of summer cocktails. The perfect combination of silver blanco tequila, lime juice, and Topo Chico!
This cocktail is being referred to as a Skinny Margarita.
West Texas Ranch Water Cocktails are perfection on a hot summer day! The perfect refreshing cocktail that tastes amazing.
All you need to make a Ranch Water Cocktail is 3 simple ingredients!
- Fresh Lime Juice
- Topo Chico sparkling mineral water
Garnish - Lime Wedge or lime wheels
What is the best tequila for Ranch Water?
The best tequila is the one you have available. A Blanco tequila is the tequila of choice. You want to use a clear mild tequila.
If you like the flavor of tequila you can use a reposado or mezcal to change up the flavor.
Casamigos, Jose Cuervo,
Add a splash of Grapefruit juice
Rim the glass with chile-lime salt, Tajin
Add in muddled jalapeno slices
Use flavored Topo Chico (twist of lime, twist of grapefruit, or twist of tangerine)
Add a splash of Grand Marnier orange liqueur.
You can change the amount of tequila in this cocktail recipe to make it lighter or stronger.
If you are serving a crowd you can make this ranch water recipe in a pitcher by tripling or more the recipe below.
If you can't find Topo Chico you can use any sparkling mineral water. We are starting to see Topo Chico in our local grocery stores year-round.
You can totally customize this summer cocktail to your taste! Add in more or less lime juice, more or less tequila, more or less Topo Chico...you get the picture. The best part is you can make it depending on your mood, how hot the day is, or if you just need a bit more of one thing over another.
To make this refreshing cocktail a bit tangier you can rim the glass with spicy salt or throw in a few jalapeno slices muddles at the bottom.
For a fruitier flavor add a dash of grapefruit juice.
If you don't have a collins glass handy you can always sip or pour out some of the Topo Chico and then pour the tequila and lime juice straight into the bottle. Put the cap on and turn it once or twice to mix and you have a refreshing cocktail ready to go. So easy to make and it tastes honestly amazing.
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Ranch Water Drink Cocktail
- 2 Ounce Tequila
- 1.5 Ounce Lime Juice fresh
- 5 Ounce Topo Chico
- Lime Wedge Garnish
- Pour tequila and lime juice into glass, stir to combine.
- Add in ice and then top with Topo Chico sparkling mineral water
- Garnish with a lime wedge
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