Easy Tequila Cocktail Recipes to Kick-off the Summer

PATRÓN_Ranch Water

Ranch Water, a simple cocktail made with tequila, lime juice, and sparkling water, has surged in popularity, especially during summer. Its refreshing and crisp profile makes it an ideal beverage for hot weather, offering a lighter alternative to heavier cocktails.

Whether at backyard barbecues, beach outings, or trendy bars, Ranch Water has become a quintessential summer drink, capturing the spirit of relaxation and celebration.

Starring Tequila, which has also seen a rise in demand due to its versatility and the growing appreciation for its diverse flavor profiles, the trend is driven by a combination of the cocktail’s ease of preparation, its low-calorie appeal, and the broader cultural embrace of tequila, which is now enjoyed in sophisticated and creative ways.

Ranch Water has become a staple in my cocktail rotation because I can easily mix up the flavor profile using different ingredients. Sometimes, I’ll add a splash of orange liqueur or strawberry puree for a refreshing twist; when I want something spicy, I add fresh jalapeno slices.

PATRÓN Silver Ranch Water

1.5 oz PATRÓN  Silver
.75 oz Lime juice
12 oz Bottle of sparkling mineral water


  1. Combine Patrón Silver and lime juice in a Collins glass filled with ice.
  2. Top with your preferred sparkling mineral water and stir gently to combine.

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El Cielo bottle in ice bucket
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2 oz chilled Pinot Grigio or Provençale Rose Wine

3 oz chilled Ginger Ale


In a white wine glass with cubed ice, build all ingredients, stir to combine. Garnish with a fresh orange wedge – squeeze and drop into the glass

Glassware: White wine glass or stemless wine tumbler
Ice type: Cubed ice
Garnish: Juicy orange wedge






0.5 oz MARTINI Ambrato Vermouth

0.5 oz Noilly Prat Extra Dry Vermouth

3 dashes orange bitters



Add all to a mixing glass, and stir with ice. Pour neat into a chilled Nick & Nora glass, garnish with orange twist.
Glassware: Martini or nick & nora/cocktail glass
Ice type: Cubed ice (for stirring)
Garnish: Orange “bee” twist


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