Guaro is the traditional alcoholic spirit of Costa Rica. This simple cocktail marries it with lime in a julep-like Guaro Sour.
White rum or cachaça cane spirit can be substituted for guaro.
- ½ fresh lime (cut into 4 wedges)
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- cracked ice (as needed)
- 3 ounce guaro (preferably Cacique)
- 1 splash club soda (or to taste)
- 1 sprig mint (for garnish)
Add the sugar and lime wedges to the bottom of a double old-fashioned or similarly sized heavy bottom rocks glass.
Use a long handled cocktail muddler or the wrong end of the wooden spoon to crush the limes until the juice is extracted and the rinds are bruised.
Leave all the pulp, rinds and sugary juice in the glass; fill the glass to heaping with cracked ice.
Pour the guaro over the ice; top with a splash of club soda, to taste.
Garnish with mint sprig; serve with a straw for stirring and sipping.