When given the choice, I prefer wine. But sometimes I'd like a cocktail. My default is usually a Gin and Tonic or a Gin Martini which are both good, but I'd like more variety. So when I see an interesting cocktail recipe I'll give it a try.
Last month in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution there was an article by M. Carrie Allan from the Washington Post entitled, “Ranch Water a cool, popular Texas drink.” Well, I had never heard of it, and the main ingredient is Topo Chico (which I love) so I thought I’d give it a go. Please let me know if you've had this, decide to try it, or love it. I want to know!
· 1 1/2 ounces tequila, preferably silver
· 1 ounce fresh lime juice
· 1/2 ounce Cointreau or other orange liqueur (optional)
· 1/2 ounce agave syrup (optional)
· 2 to 3 ounces chilled Topo Chico mineral water
· Fresh lime slices, for serving (optional)
Fill a highball glass with ice. Add the tequila, lime juice, Cointreau and agave syrup, if using, and stir to chill and combine. Top with the mineral water, gently stir again, and serve garnished with lime slices, if using.