Tropical Guaro Bloody Mary

Guaro is the traditional alcoholic beverage of choice in Costa Rica. Here I use it to replace vodka in a Tropical Bloody Mary. Guaro Bloody Mary.

Tropical Guaro Bloody Mary 

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serves 6


  • 36 ounce tomato juice
  • 1 stalk celery with leaves, minced
  • 2 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 lime, juice only
  • ½ teaspoon lizano sauce (substitue worcestershire sauce)
  • ½ teaspoon celery salt
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 12 dash hot sauce
  • 1½ cup guaro
  • stalks of celery as garnish, as needed
  • cilantro sprigs as garnish, to taste
  • lime wedges as garnish, optional


In a blender add ¼ of the tomato juice, minced celery, horseradish, ginger, lime juice, Lizano sauce, celery salt, sea salt, and hot sauce. Blend to puree well. Then pour the contents of the blender into a large pitcher. Add the remaining tomato juice and guaro. Chill at least one hour. Serve in tall glasses over ice with a stick of celery sticks, cilantro sprigs, and lime wedges to taste.