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Yes, It’s Called a Ranch Hand

Spring, Summer

About this Recipe

I spent some time in Texas and Georgia this past year. Both trips included a classic drink, that was new to me: a Ranch Water. It’s simple, refreshing, and now holds nostalgia.
My friend sent me these amazing glasses made from Topo Chico bottles. It was a perfect excuse to try my own Ranch Water recipe.
Whenever I would ask someone from my hometown if they had heard of this drink, I would mistakenly call it a Ranch Hand, and then get corrected. It seemed a fitting name for my own version.


  • 1.5 oz Cazadores Blanco Tequila
  • 0.5 oz Lime Juice
  • Small dash of Serrano Agave syrup
  • Top with Grapefruit Topo Chico


  • 1 cup agave
  • 1 sliced serrano pepper
  • 1/4 cup water

Spice It Up

Heat up 1 cup agave syrup and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan. Add the serrano peppers and let simmer for approximately 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the syrup cool to room temperature. Use a strainer to pour into your syrup container.


Pour, Stir, Enjoy

Add the above ingredients into a glass and give it a swirl. Chili lime salt, or Tajin are a great way to add a little flare to the rim.