As a bartender, I am always on the lookout for new and exciting recipes to add to my repertoire.
While I love experimenting with different spirits and mixers, I have recently become intrigued by the idea of creating water-based cocktails. Yes, you read that right – cocktails made primarily with water.
At first, I was skeptical. How could water possibly be the base for a delicious and satisfying cocktail?
But after doing some research and experimenting in my own bar, I can confidently say that water cocktails are not only possible, but they can be absolutely delicious.
The beauty of water cocktails is that they are incredibly versatile. They can be sweet, sour, or even savory, depending on the ingredients you use.
And because water is a neutral base, it allows the other flavors in the cocktail to shine through. Plus, water cocktails are a great option for those who are looking for a lighter and more refreshing drink.
In this blog post, I will be sharing some of my favorite water cocktail recipes.
Whether you're looking for a fruity and refreshing drink for a hot summer day or a cozy and comforting cocktail for a chilly winter evening, there's a water cocktail recipe for every occasion. So, grab a glass and let's get mixing!
1. Ocean Water Cocktail
The Ocean Water Cocktail is a refreshing and delicious drink that will transport you to a tropical paradise with just one sip. This cocktail is perfect for a summer day by the beach or for those who want to recreate a beachy atmosphere at home. The combination of coconut rum, pineapple juice, and blue curaçao creates a vibrant and tropical flavor that will make you feel like you're on a seaside vacation.
The sugar rimmed glass adds a fun and sweet element to the drink, making it even more enjoyable. Whether you're lounging in a beach chair or just relaxing on your back deck, the Ocean Water Cocktail is the perfect drink to sip on while soaking up the sun.
2. Blackberry Coconut Splash
The Blackberry Coconut Splash is a refreshing and light cocktail that is perfect for the fall season. Made with fresh blackberry syrup and sparkling coconut water, this cocktail is a great way to unwind after a long week without overdoing it.
The layering effect adds a little sparkle to the drink, and the garnish of blackberries gives it a beautiful presentation. If you prefer a sugar-free version, you can muddle fresh blackberries in the bottom of your glass instead of using the syrup. Overall, the Blackberry Coconut Splash is a tasty and refreshing cocktail that is sure to impress your guests.
3. Tajin Ranch Water
If you're looking for a refreshing and low-calorie cocktail to enjoy on a hot day, Tajin Ranch Water might just be your new favorite. This tequila-based cocktail is made with fresh lime juice, agave nectar, and Topo Chico sparkling water, and is rimmed with tangy Tajin seasoning for an extra kick of flavor.
The combination of sweet and sour flavors, along with the carbonated water, makes for a crisp and hydrating drink that's perfect for sipping on a patio. Whether you're entertaining guests or just looking for a simple cocktail to enjoy at home, Tajin Ranch Water is definitely worth trying.
4. Skinny Aloe Cocktail
The Skinny Aloe Cocktail is a refreshing and light drink that is perfect for summer. This low carb, low calorie cocktail is made with aloe water and vodka, and can be jazzed up with flavored vodka and fruit. Aloe water is a great alternative to soda and comes in all kinds of flavors.
The cocktail is perfect for lounging by the pool or serving at a party. It's a guilt-free drink that won't make you feel bloated or sluggish. If you're looking for a tasty and healthy cocktail, the Skinny Aloe Cocktail is definitely worth a try.
5. Tropical Mimosa
The Tropical Mimosa is a delicious and refreshing cocktail that is perfect for any time of year. Made with coconut water, orange juice, pineapple juice, and champagne, this cocktail is both fruity and hydrating. The addition of coconut simple syrup adds a unique sweetness that sets it apart from traditional mimosas.
What makes this cocktail stand out is the use of coconut water, which not only adds flavor but also provides a healthy boost of hydration. This cocktail is perfect for anyone looking for a fun and flavorful drink that is also good for you. Whether you're sipping it on a sunny day or trying to escape the winter blues, the Tropical Mimosa is sure to transport you to a tropical paradise.
6. Ranch Water
Ranch Water is a refreshing and light cocktail that has taken the country by storm. Originating in West Texas, this cocktail is made with just three ingredients – tequila, fresh lime juice, and Topo Chico sparkling mineral water. While Topo Chico is the original water to use, any sparkling or mineral water can be used to make this drink.
The versatility of Ranch Water allows for multiple variations and flavors, including spicy Ranch Water with jalapenos, grapefruit, prickly pear, and strawberry flavors. This cocktail is also considered healthy and great for limiting hangovers as it contains minimal sugars and fake coloring. With its simple recipe and minimal ingredients, Ranch Water is a must-try for anyone looking for a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail.
7. Spicy Ranch Water
Spicy Ranch Water is a refreshing tequila cocktail with a kick that originated in West Texas. This cocktail is a spicy twist on the classic ranch water cocktail, made with jalapenos, tequila, lime juice, and Topo Chico mineral water. The extra carbonation in Topo Chico adds a bubbly fizz to the drink, making it a perfect party cocktail to enjoy with friends.
The cocktail is best made with 100% blue agave blanco tequila, which has a slightly spicy finish. The spiced rim of the glass adds an extra kick to the cocktail, making it perfect for those who love a spicy drink. Overall, Spicy Ranch Water is a must-try for anyone looking for a refreshing and spicy cocktail with a Texas kick.
8. Gin and Tonic
Gin and Tonic is a classic cocktail that has been enjoyed for generations. It's a simple yet refreshing drink that is perfect for any occasion. The combination of gin and tonic water creates a crisp and clean taste that is perfect for a hot summer day. The botanicals in the gin add a unique flavor profile that is both complex and delicious.
The tonic water adds a hint of bitterness and a refreshing effervescence that makes this cocktail truly special. Whether you're a fan of gin or just looking for a refreshing drink, Gin and Tonic is a must-try cocktail. So, why not give it a try and see why it's one of the most beloved cocktails of all time?