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Ranch Water: A Delicious Tequila Cocktail

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.

Ranch Water

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

A light, crisp tequila cocktail for any time of year
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cocktails, spritzer, tequila
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 131kcal
Cost: $5


  • 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 salt
    Margarita salt
  • Fill with ice cubes
  • Add tequila
    2 oz. Tequila of your choice
  • Top with sparkling water
  • Garnish and enjoy!


Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 2mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
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Linda Cassidy
Linda Cassidy
Linda Cassidy, Owner and Chief Writer over at A Labour of Life hails from Ottawa, Canada. A Labour of Life is her view of the world from a Boomer’s perspective. Celebrating a time of life where one can celebrate all that life has to offer. Life begins at 50, a time where travel, food, wine and fashion merge together guilt free.
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