Ranch Water is a 3-ingredient cowboy thirst quencher born in the miserably hot, dry dusty summers of West Texas. Topo Chico mineral water, lime juice, and tequila are all you need for this low-calorie favorite of house parties and dive bars.
Topo Chico is the key, these mineral waters of an inactive volcano are rumored to have cured an Aztec Princess of a mysterious illness back in the 1400s. Surely if the waters themselves have magical properties, then the addition of tequila and lime juice will only make them that much more magical. As a fanboy, I have to admit, this sparkling mineral water does seem to have a life of its own and elevates this simple cocktail beyond its three simple ingredients.
Now that Topo Chico is gaining popularity and is more widely available across the USA, you want my advice? Quit ordering those crappy Skinny Margaritas and have a West Texas Ranch Water instead.
Here’s my version of the rapidly growing cult favorite cocktail recipe, the West Texas Ranch Water:
- 2 Ounces Tequila
- ½ Lime, Juice
- 4 Ounces Topo Chico
-Salt the rim of a Collins or Highball glass
-Fill with ice
-Add tequila and lime juice, top off with Topo Chico
-Serve with slices of lime and the remaining bottle of Topo Chico