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Guaro Sour

Taste of the Tropics: Guaro Sour Recipe

January 27, 2018

One of the best parts of a tropical vacation is plopping down in the sand with the sun on your face and a cold drink in your hand… And, if you’ve been to Costa Rica, you know that the cold drink of choice is none other than a guaro sour.

Guaro is a popular sugar cane liquor traditional to Costa Rica. The most well-known drink made with guaro is called a guaro sour. Guaro sours can be found in nearly every Costa Rican restaurant, each one with its own twist. It’s a drink that you’re sure to never get sick of, and more than likely is one that you’ll want to duplicate once you’re at home. So, we tracked down a simple & delicious guaro sour recipe so you can continue that tropical feeling long after your vacation has ended.


  • 2 ounces guaro (Cacique is the most well-known brand)
  • 2 ounces simple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons raw sugar
  • 1 lime cut into thin wedges
  • Club Soda
  • Ice


Put guaro, sugar, and lime wedges in a small glass. Muddle generously. Leave everything in the glass and add ice cubes. Top it off with a splash of club soda.

*For extra flare, sugar the rim of the glass and add a lime wedge*


Pura Vida,


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