What Is Topo Chico? Everything You Need to Know!

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Have you ever heard of Topo Chico? Well, you’re about to fall in love with it. It’s refreshing on its own with lime or as a popular ranch water cocktail. Either way, you’ll love this mineral water! 

This product has been around for quite some time but has gained massive popularity in recent years. It’s simple yet vibrant and has everything you want in a drink. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about sparkling mineral water. Also check out our quick guide to tonic water too.

topo chico water

What Is Topo Chico?

To put it simply, Topo Chico is a bubbly mineral water. It’s only sourced from northern Mexico in Cerro Del Topo and has been going strong since 1895 (more on that next). 

Here are the flavors it comes in: 

  • Lime 
  • Grapefruit 
  • Tangerine 

Pro tip: you can make a great Paloma cocktail with the grapefruit Topo Chico! 

History of Topo Chico

Topo Chico is said to have mythical origins coming from the Aztecs.

In the 1440s, the Aztec princess was suffering from an illness with no known cure. A priest told her father to visit a spring to the north, which was known for its healing capabilities. She journeyed to this place, drank and bathed in the water, and became cured. 

And ever since 1895, it has been bottled from this same spring. 

topo chico and lime

Hard Seltzer

If you’re into alcoholic beverages, Topo Chico also has hard seltzers! These spiked seltzers only have 100 calories and 2g of sugar per can. They also have 4.7% alcohol volume per 12 oz. 

Here are the hard seltzer flavors: 

  • Tropical Mango
  • Strawberry Guava 
  • Tangy Lemon Lime 
  • Exotic Pineapple  

They also have a new flavor called Ranch water. In Texas, there’s a popular cocktail called Ranch water made with lime juice, tequila, and mineral water. This cocktail’s popularity inspired the new seltzer flavor.  

Topo Chico in a glass filled with ice with lime juice

Topo Chico with Lime

With a little lime juice this is an easy and refreshing drink. Just pour it in a glass filled with ice and add fresh squeezed lime juice. Sip this as a mocktail if you’re wanting a festive, sparkling drink without alcohol.

What Are the Benefits of Drinking Topo Chico?

Mineral water is good for you! Every bottle contains magnesium, calcium, and sodium, which are all essential minerals for your health. 

Here are some other health benefits: 

  • Hydrating
  • Zero calories per bottle
  • Natural flavorings 
  • No sugar 
  • No damaging chemicals  

What’s Special About Topo Chico Water?

Unlike other sparkling water, Topo Chico has a unique taste, mythical origins, and a massive following. Here are some other reasons it’s the elite sparkling water: 

  • Light mineral taste 
  • Naturally carbonated
  • Translates to “Little mole” 
  • Around for 127 years
  • Packaged in a glass bottle
  • Great hangover cure  

La Croix doesn’t have anything on this drink. 

easy Topo Chico mocktail

Where Can You Buy Topo Chico? 

You can buy it at most grocery stores across the United States.

However, if you go to the Topo Chico website, it tells you where you can buy it near you. But if you want a 12 pack, you can buy that straight through their website. These come with stickers, bottle openers, artist prints, and socks. 

Pro tip: Walmart and Target often stock Topo Chico!  

When to Serve Topo Chico

This is a wonderful and refreshing drink to serve at many occasion! Here are a few of our favroite celebrations to serve spakrling water:

Baby Shower

Birthday Parties

Garden Parties

Pool Parties

Tropical Parties

Add it to a Spritzer Bar

Graduation Party

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Topo Chico with lime juice

Topo Chico and Lime

Topo Chico can be enjoyed by itself or with a dash of lime!
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Course: Drink
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 2 minutes
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Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 7kcal
Author: Eden


  • 12 ounces Topo Chico
  • 1 ounce lime juice


  • Open a bottle of Topo Chico, pour a little out and add 1 ounce lime juice.
  • You can also enjoy this drink over ice too.


Calories: 7kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg
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