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Let me tell you a little story about my love affair with Topo Chico.
Topo Chico, for those of you who were like me, unaware of its existence not that long ago, it is bubbly mineral water. But, like, really good bubbly mineral water.
I was introduced to the brand, the way that all millennials are introduced to things these days, Instagram.
I kept seeing my southern friends, especially those gals in Texas, on Instagram and on stories, holding their glass bottles of Topo Chico. I even saw ladies needlepointing canvases of Topo Chico bottles. And, that’s when I knew, I needed to try it!
Earlier this year, PC (pre-Covid), I took a trip to Florida to see the Handsome Hunk, aka my hunky husband Tom. He is in the navy and was training in Florida for several months. On my way out to see him, I had a layover in Houston. Where I saw Topo Chico, in person, for the first time. I’m pretty sure there were parting clouds, rays of sunshine shining down on the Topo Chico and angels singing. Or, at least that’s how I remember it.
So, obviously I took this as divine intervention and grabbed a bottle. Long story short, it was amazing.
Long story resumed, the problem with falling in love with Topo Chico and being in a state where I had never heard of Topo Chico, it turns out, it is very difficult to find. My mother found me a bottle a couple months later at a Hispanic grocery store. And, now I found a few bottles at an Asian market. Cue angels singing again.
However, neither of these locations are super convenient, in fact neither of them are even on the same island I live on. So, I am trying to make them last, instead of downing them like I really want to do.
So, cocktail hour it is!
My go to cocktail is traditionally a vodka tonic with two limes. Pretty basic and boring. But, it’s cool and refreshing. So, when I saw Ranch Water cocktail recipes, I knew that this was the cocktail for me. Tequila is my favorite liquor, and we already have established that I love Topo Chico and fresh simple cocktails with lime. Which is everything a Ranch Water is about.
Since a remix of an original is always fun, I thought why not utilize the grapefruit flavor of Topo Chico and make a Grapefruit Ranch Water.
This is still refreshing and simple, with only a hint of sweetness.
I think you are really going to enjoy Grapefruit Ranch Water!Print
Fresh Summer Cocktail: Grapefuit Ranch Water
A light, slightly sweet, summertime cocktail that is refreshing on a hot day.
handful of ice
1 shot of tequila
1/3 cup grapefruit juice
fill up with grapefruit Topo Chico mineral water
squeeze of lime
Add a handful of ice to an 8 oz glass.
Add tequila and grapefruit juice.
Fill the glass the rest of the way with Topo Chico.
Squeeze a wedge of fresh lime over top.
Enjoy, preferably in the sunshine, on a beautiful day.