Although it’s worth it, and although you should, you can’t always go to West Texas. 

You can, however, drink as though you’ve got the miles on your odometer to show for it by indulging in one of these two popular West Texas-originated, West Texas-enjoyed cocktails.

Ranch Water

A Ranch Water is made, according to Punch, by mixing tequila, fresh lime juice, a little simple syrup and Topo Chico. Not mineral water, no. Topo Chico. Punch reports that traditionalists will settle for no less than the especially aggressive bubbles Topo is known for. Punch calls Ranch Water a “legitimate micro-regional, Texas institutional drink,” and estimates it to be something between a margarita and a Tom Collins. 

There is reportedly “a deep love for that drink west of the Pecos River,” and it was included in the New York Times’ list of “Cocktails Only a Local Could Love.”

Friday like you mean it. Its Ranch Water time yall. @123organictequila is the only way to ride. #ranchwater #topochico

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