Texas Ranch Water

When my lovely stepdaughter, Samantha, was home recently, she started talking about ‘Texas Ranch Water’. The name intrigued me. “What is that?’', I asked. She explained it was a simple ‘Texas” drink that starts with Tequila. I picked up the ingredients and the simple drink was then introduced to my husband and I. We also enjoyed this ‘sipping’ drink during our Grandson’s first birthday party in Denver as we introduced it to Samantha’s sister, Jenna and her husband, Calder. Here you go….


  • Lime wedges

  • Flaky sea salt, such as Maldon

  • 1 bottle (750 ml) silver tequila, chilled

  • 48 ounces (6 cups) sparkling water, preferably Topo Chico, chilled

  • Splash of lime juice


  1. 1. Run a lime wedge around rim of each serving glass; dip in salt. Fill glasses with ice. Pour 1 1/2 to 2 ounces tequila into each, top with sparkling water, splash of lime juice and serve each with a wedge of lime.