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A Ranch Water cocktail in a tall glass with ice and lime slices.
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Ranch Water

Ranch Water is a crisp, refreshing drink made with tequila, lime juice, and Topo Chico. This low calorie cocktail was made famous in Texas and has become the drink of the summer!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Calories: 131kcal


  • ice as needed
  • 2 ounces 100% blue agave blanco (silver) tequila like Casamigos, Patron, or Don Julio
  • ½ to 1 whole lime juiced
  • Topo Chico Sparkling Mineral Water as needed to fill your glass

Optional (For Variations)

  • cranberry juice, lemons


Classic Texas Ranch Water

  • Fill your glass about halfway with ice (I like to use a tall skinny high ball glass) and add up to 2 ounces of tequila. Squeeze in the lime juice and then top it off with Topo Chico. Stir with a long spoon and garnish with fresh lime slices.

Cranberry Ranch Water

  • Make as directed and after stirring, add a dash of cranberry juice - just enough to add a little color.

Lemon Ranch Water

  • Substitute lemon juice for the lime and garnish with lemon slices.

Lemon Lime Ranch Water

  • Make as directed but add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Garnish with a slice of lemon and lime.


Serving: 1drink | Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 2mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg