Ranch Water Cocktail With Tequila Lime Juice And Soda Water

This simple, no-frills cocktail has made its name synonymous with Texas. Legend has it, Ranch Water was created by a wily West Texas rancher in the 1960s. It combines tequila, lime juice, and soda water, perfect for quenching thirsts in the bone-dry Texas heat.

Ranch Water is best described as a cross between a Tom Collins and a Margarita. It’s uncomplicated and can be easily made to the taste of the imbiber, the recipe below offers a standard guide. Now a Texas institution, its popularity has inspired variations found across its home state.


1.5 oz LIME JUICE, or juice of one whole lime
4 oz SODA WATER, Preferably Topo Chico
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