April 11th is National Ranch Water Day!
National Ranch Water Day is a day to honor and celebrate the iconic Texan cocktail, Ranch Water.
Ranch Water is a simple and refreshing drink made with tequila, lime juice, and sparkling water. The cocktail has been a popular drink in Texas for decades, and National Ranch Water Day is dedicated to spreading the love for this delicious and classic drink.
History of National Ranch Water Day
This day was first celebrated in 2019 by two Texas-based companies, Desert Door Distillery and Ranch Rider Spirits. The day was created to celebrate the origins and history of Ranch Water and to promote the drink as a staple of Texan culture.
Ranch Water is said to have originated in West Texas, where ranchers would mix tequila, lime juice, and sparkling water to create a refreshing drink after a long day of work.
Over time, the drink became popular in Texas and has now gained a cult following across the United States.
How to Celebrate National Ranch Water Day
Here are some fun and creative ways to celebrate
- Host a Ranch Water Tasting Party:
Invite friends over for a Ranch Water tasting party. Mix up different variations of the cocktail and have guests vote on their favorite. You can also serve Texan-inspired snacks like chips and salsa, queso, and brisket.
- Visit a Local Distillery:
Take a trip to a local distillery that produces tequila or Ranch Water. Many distilleries offer tours and tastings where you can learn about the history and production of the drink.
- Make Your Own Ranch Water:
Try making your own Ranch Water at home. All you need is tequila, lime juice, and sparkling water. Experiment with different ratios and variations to find your perfect blend.
- Share Your Love of Ranch Water on Social Media:
Use the hashtag #NationalRanchWaterDay to share your love of Ranch Water on social media. Post photos of your favorite Ranch Water cocktails and tag your favorite local bars and distilleries.
- Attend a Ranch Water Festival:
Many bars and restaurants across Texas celebrate National Ranch Water Day by hosting festivals. Attend one of these festivals to try different variations of the cocktail and enjoy live music and entertainment.
It’s a fun and unique holiday that celebrates this beloved Texan cocktail. Whether you’re hosting a tasting party, visiting a local distillery, or sharing your love of the drink on social media, there are many ways to celebrate this special day.
So, grab some tequila, lime juice, and sparkling water, and cheers to National Ranch Water Day!