You may have heard people talk about “Ranch Water”, well let me tell you it is a surprisingly easy cocktail to make. Just grab some silver tequila, a couple limes and some Topo Chico Sparkling Mineral Water. And yes, it has to be Topo Chico, or it’s not a Ranch Water! If you use regular soda water, it becomes a Tequila Soda.
You can also purchase this cocktail in cans, but it’s SO easy to make you might as well throw it together from scratch.
What is Ranch Water
Ranch Water is a Texas born cocktail that is said to hail from Western Texas where it was the go-to drink of cattle Ranchers!
Since it is a refreshing drink that isn’t sweet or sugary, like a traditional Margarita, it was perfect for Ranchers to drink after a day in the hot Texas sun.
Now you will find it being ordered and served in bars and homes across Texas (and the US).
Just 3 simple ingredients to mix up your own Ranch Water Cocktail:
3 oz Silver Tequila, 1.5 oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice and 4 oz Topo Chico Sparkling Mineral Water
Like we said before it HAS to be Topo Chico to be considered true Ranch Water.
You can find Topo Chico in just about any grocery store. It will be in or near the soda/pop section.
We love tequila around here and there are no shortage of tequila cocktails on Mom’s Dinner!
Some of our reccomended Silver Tequilas are:
- Casamigos ($$$)
- Cazadores ($$$)
- Espolon ($$)
- Jose Cuervo Traditional ($)
Other Awesome Tequila Cocktails
Authentic Ranch Water Recipe
- Fill a tall Collins glass (or we like to use a mason jar) with crushed ice.
- Pour in 3 oz silver tequila, 1.5 oz fresh squeezed lime juice and then top with about 4 oz Topo Chico Sparkling Mineral Water.
- Give it a little stir and garnish with a lime wheel.
If nutrition facts are provided they are calculated as an estimate to the best of our knowledge.