Holiday Ranch Water – Fit Foodie Finds

Homemade Ranch Water is such an easy and refreshing drink, why not give it a holiday twist with cranberry juice, lime, and fresh herbs?

A bottle of cranberry juice with fresh cranberries and sprigs of rosemary.

You all loved our Homemade Ranch Water recipe on Instagram when we published it earlier this yea (2023), so we thought we’d bring you a holiday Ranch Water recipe fully equipped with Topo Chico and gin.

I’ve been more of a gin gal lately, but we also tested this with tequila — think cranberry margarita vibes, and it was also delicious! So, crack open that Topo Chico, take a big swig to make room for the other ingredients, and get mixing!

What You Need for Holiday Ranch Water

  • Bottles of Topo Chico
  • Gin
  • Cranberry juice
  • Simple Syrup
  • Fresh/Frozen cranberries
  • Fresh rosemary
  • Lime
The ingredients for a cranberry gin cocktail.


  • Alcohol: if you’re not a fan of gin, you can always try vodka or tequila.
  • Juice: cranberry juice is a favorite of mine, but you can really use any kind of juice you have on hand such as orange juice or apple juice.
  • Fresh herbs: try rosemary or basil.

Try this flavor!

Apple Thyme: swap the cranberry juice for apple cider or apple juice and swap the rosemary for thyme. Then, use whisky instead of gin.

A bottle of cranberry gin with cranberries on a table.A bottle of cranberry gin with cranberries on a table.

How to Serve

We love serving Ranch Water right in the Topo Chico because you can see the fresh herbs and fruit through the glass and it’s fun and festive. However, you can serve this over ice in a tall glass.

A bottle of soda with cranberry juice and sprigs of rosemary.A bottle of soda with cranberry juice and sprigs of rosemary.


  • 12 oz. bottle of Topo Chico
  • 1.5 oz. gin
  • 3 oz. cranberry juice
  • 1 oz. simple syrup
  • 5 cranberries fresh or frozen
  • Sprig of rosemary
  • Squeeze of lime


  • Pour out (or drink) about 6 oz. of the Topo Chico into a glass, where the glass ribbon is on the bottle.

  • Add the gin, cranberry juice, and simple syrup straight into the bottle. Do not shake it or add a straw to the glass bottle to mix it as it will bubble over.

  • Gently add the cranberries, rosemary, and squeeze of lime to the bottle. Enjoy.

Tips & Notes

  • Option to pour all of the ingredients into a tall glass.
  • Do not shake the bottle of Topo Chico to mix the ingredients, it will overflow.
  • Do not add a straw to the Topo Chico, it will overflow.
  • This recipe has also been tested with tequila.

Nutrition facts

Calories: 216kcal Carbohydrates: 32g Protein: 0.4g Fat: 0.1g Fiber: 0.3g Sugar: 31g

Photography: photos taken in this post are by Ashley McGlaughlin from The Edible Perspective.

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