During your time in Costa Rica, you’ll have the opportunity to try some fun cocktails. Here are a few Costa Rican cocktails that you could incorporate at your wedding festivities.
Costa Rica’s known for guaro, the nation’s most popular liquor, made from sugar cane. Guaro is a clear liquor with a neutral flavor similar to vodka, and you’ll see the famous brand of Cacique Guaro sold across the country.
The chiliguaro is the most well-known shot throughout Costa Rica, and you’ll find it at pretty much any bar you go to. One of the main reasons it is so popular is because the liquor is disguised behind the spicy taste, no chaser needed. The shot is made of tomato juice, Tabasco hot sauce, lime juice, and guaro, with a salt and pepper rim.
Pura vida means many things in Costa Rica, and while it literally translates to “pure life,” it is used to say hello, goodbye, and that everything’s “all good.” The Pura Vida cocktail is similar to a rum punch and resembles one of Costa Rica’s stunning sunsets. The tropical drink is made with pineapple juice, orange juice, triple sec, and guaro.
A Guaro Sour is sort of Costa Rica’s take on a whiskey sour, but much more tropical. The refreshing drink is made from guaro, club soda, simple syrup, and club soda, and garnished with a lime wedge.
While the famed Coco Loco may have its roots in Colombia, the cocktail gets a Costa Rican customization with guaro. The Coco Loco is typically served in a green coconut with a mix of coconut milk, guaro, and often several other liquors. Since it’s served in a coconut, this drink is totally Instagram-worthy!
According to Travel + Leisure, The welcome drink at Kura Design Villas, dubbed the jaguar colada, is a twist on a more traditional guaro cocktail. It includes maracuyá (passion fruit), coconut crème, and guaro. With this combo, you can’t taste a hint of alcohol.
The Colada Fresca is a Costa Rican take on the classic Piña Colada with guaro and spiced honey syrup. Add in coconut water, lime juice, pineapple, honey, and guaro.
Chelada & Michelada
If you and your guests are fans of beer, then Chelada and Michelada are worth a try since they are very refreshing! The Chelada is made of lime and beer, with a salted rim and the Michelada is made of lime, clamato juice, beer, with a spiced rim.
These are just a few Costa Rican cocktails that we love! You can always put a twist on any of these drinks to make it your own! Get creative by blending tropical fruits like guanabana, mango, or passion fruit to any of the drinks above or use these cocktails as inspiration!