ranch water

Whether you’re in West Texas or not, one thing’s for sure – it’s hot. Really, really hot. And if you’re like us, that means you want a drink to help cool you off. And due to these crazy times we are living in, you aren’t currently able to go belly up to a bar, so you’re looking for something presumably easy to make at home. Enter the infamous West Texas beverage, Ranch Water.

Ranch Water is pretty much the perfect summer drink. It’s light and bubbly. It’s refreshing. It’s low on the calories. And it’s super easy to make. And for those who like to experiment, you can play around with extra ingredients to make it your own.

 

How to Make Ranch Water

Ready to mix up your first Ranch Water? Check out our simple Ranch Water recipe…

 

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 ounces tequila
  • Juice of half a lime
  • Topo Chico
  • Ice

 

Instructions: 

Fill a glass with ice. Pour in a shot of your favorite tequila. Squeeze in about half a lime. Top with your desired amount of Topo Chico. Enjoy!

 

A few notes:

We’ve made the drink ourselves a time or twenty, so there are a few things we’d like to mention. First, any tequila will do in a pinch. However, we recommend you drink with a decent, 100% agave tequila. You can also add salt or Tajin to the rim like you would with a margarita. Oh, and while any sparkling water will do, we suggest you stick with Topo Chico for the full experience, as it has just the right amount of bubbles.

And if you’re looking to play around and customize the drink, we’ve seen people add pickled jalapenos (at Pinkerton’s in Houston), agave syrup, grapefruit juice, and more. So feel free to get creative if you have the urge.

 

Whether you’re in West Texas where this refreshing drink originated or not, if you’re looking for an adult beverage that’s not packed with sugar to help you cool off this summer, give the Ranch Water a shot and let us know how it goes! And as always, drink responsibly!

Lynn Miller