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Try These Refreshing Classic Cocktails & Mocktail Makeovers

Ranch Water

The simplicity of this classic drink make it the “little black dress” of Texas cocktails.


1 to 2 shots of tequila

½ lime

Topo Chico


Salt or Tajin seasoning (optional)


Salt the rim or use Tajin seasoning (optional). Place 1 to 2 shots of tequila (1.5-3 ounces) in a glass. Add the juice of ½ lime. Fill glass with ice and top with Topo Chico. Garnish with a lime slice.

Mocktail Makeover:

For an easy Ranch Water Mocktail, simply omit the tequila and add 1 Tablespoon of agave nectar!

Classic Sangria

This traditional cocktail is perfect for late summer evenings. Follow the recipe below or make it your own by adding different fruits like pears or berries.


1 apple, cored and chopped (we like Pink Lady or Granny Smith)

2 oranges, 1 juiced and 1 sliced

1 small lemon, sliced

2 Tablespoons sugar (to taste)

1/2 cup brandy

1 750 ml bottle of Spanish Rioja red wine


Sparkling water (optional)


To a large pitcher, add apples, oranges and lemons. Stir in orange juice and brandy. Pour in wine. Add sugar to taste. Stir well.  Chill in refrigerator for up to six hours. Serve over ice and top with a splash of sparkling water (optional).

Mocktail Makeover:

For an easy Sangria Mocktail, simply omit the wine and brandy and add a bottle of sparkling apple or grape juice!

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