Native Texan Amelia Lettieri recently launched RancH20, a line of canned cocktails imbued with Texas spirit.
“I created RancH2O to provide a real cocktail experience in a convenient package without any question marks. No hidden agenda. Just a lot of refreshment with a bit of Texas sincerity,” Lettieri said.
A Dallas native who graduated from Texas A&M, Lettieri discovered her love of the beverage industry working with a Dallas-based private equity firm in the acquisition of Carolina Beverage Group. She also worked for convenience retailer 7-Eleven, Inc. assisting in acquiring and integrating over 700 convenience stores. Her last few years were spent with Sunoco, LP overseeing their Organic Growth and Strategy Group before leaving to launch RancH2O.
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RancH2O combines Ranch and H2O in honor of the brand’s flagship product, Ranch Water. The mix of tequila, lime, and soda water is the “Unofficial Cocktail of West Texas,” with a long and fabled history about its origin. Ranch Water slowly moved east into bars and restaurants across Texas and has become one of our most popular cocktails.
RancH2O’s logo embraces its history, drawing inspiration from the custom ironwork of a ranch gate or a cattle brand. The canned cocktails are distributed by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, and available in 12 oz. cans sold in four packs ($13.99) at major liquor stores in Texas.
Ranch Water (tequila, soda water, and lime). 7.0% ABV
Texas’ version of a skinny margarita, this cocktail has a legend as big as Texas. A hint of sweet with a touch of salt, Ranch Water is simple: premium tequila, sparkling water, and a squeeze of lime. Whether you’re looking for a refreshing drink after a long day of work or to kick back with some friends, our signature cocktail hits the spot and keeps you coming back for more.
More RancH20 Cocktails
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Classic Marg (tequila, soda water, lime, and orange). 6.5% ABV.
A national favorite, our Classic Marg is made with premium tequila, sparkling water, lime, and dash of orange. This cocktail is slightly sweeter than its cousin, the Ranch Water, but not as tart as margaritas you’ll get from the local taqueria. Low in calories and sugar but big in flavor, it’ll bring back memories of those fun fiestas you may or may not remember.
Vodka Soda (vodka, soda water, and cranberry). 7.0% ABV.
Made with six-time-distilled vodka, sparkling water, and a splash of cranberry, this beloved cocktail is an ode to our 20’s. Not too sweet, tart, or syrupy, our Vodka Soda with Cranberry is like us: easy-going and straightforward. No funny business here, it’s your everyday go-to cocktail.
Lettieri said, “Just like its original predecessor, our cocktails use real liquor – tequila, vodka, and gin – and proof is in the proof! We are proud of our 6.5% to 7.0% ABV. You can taste the difference, and canned convenience means nothing if it doesn’t taste great. Consumers today want convenience, shareability, and portability, and we’re committed to making RancH2O as big as Texas.”
A fourth cocktail, Gin Fizz (gin, soda water, and lime). 7.0% ABV, is slated for release next spring. For updated information, please visit RancH20spirits.com.