Even if you’ve never made your way to West Texas, the chances you’ve heard of or tasted Ranch Water are pretty high.
Made popular by Gage Hotel and Marfa-goers, Ranch Water is a classic Highball that combines tequila, lime juice and soda water. These days, regulars and fans of Kinsman are ditching tequila in favor of a little apricot sweetness.
“One of my favorite drinks is Kinsman Rakia, Topo, and lime because it’s very refreshing and very drinkable on a hot day. It’s super approachable for someone that has never tried Rakia, but you can also clearly taste the flavor of the spirit,” said Kalyn Davidson.
While Kinsman can be found as far west as The Black Orchid in El Paso, there should be little stopping you from trying this tipple at home with your favorite un-aged apricot brandy. Grab a bottle from Twins, Spec’s, Pig Liquors or Alamo City Liquors and enjoy the rest of your summer!
What’s Serbian for Ranch? A Kinsman Highball.
1 1/2 ounces Kinsman Rakia
Juice of half a lime
Topo or your favorite soda water
Combine Kinsman, lime and ice in a shaking tin. Shake well. Pour into Collins glass and top with crushed ice. Top with soda water of choice and enjoy!