Tis the most marvelous time of the year, when “Spirits” are high and smiles abound. Before you think I am waxing poetic let bring you back to reality. Just looking for puns to incorporate the spirits of the holiday aka christmas Cocktails. Todays festive selection is a fun tequila cocktail or what we call Ranch Water.
I realize Tequila cocktails may not first come to mind over the holidays but I aim to change that thought. There is nothing wrong with this spirit any time of the year.
I bet you are wondering what the heck is Ranch Water? Ask around about the drink’s beginnings, and you’ll get multiple answers, though most say it was first brought to life in either Austin or West Texas.
Regardless of where it cam from there is no disputing that it is a tequila-water cocktail, often dubbed Ranch Water, a simple name for a simple drink.
While no-one will dispute, tequila with lime juice aka Margaritas have been popular forever, this little gem has been a Texas secret until the last few years.
Time to gather our ingredients and get creative. This drink won’t make itself.
Ranch Water: A Delicious Tequila Cocktail
- 1 Cocktail shaker
- 1 Jigger
- 1 Cocktail Glass
- 2 oz. Tequila of your choice
- 3 oz. Cranberry lime carbonated water
- Lime wedge, rosemary and cranberries for garnish optional
- Margarita salt
- Rim glass with saltMargarita salt
- Fill with ice cubes
- Add tequila2 oz. Tequila of your choice
- Top with sparkling water
- Garnish and enjoy!