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Sense & Edibility's Guarapo


This energy-boosting libation is a perfect way to beat the heat!
Course Libations
Cuisine Puerto Rican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 1 gallon


  • 8 oz  piloncillo pressed cane sugar
  • 8 oz cold water
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice about 8 limes, plus an additional lime, sliced for garnish
  • 4 cups ice or more if desired


  • In a large stock pot, bring the piloncillo and water to a simmer over medium heat. Stir frequently to dissolve the sugar. Once dissolved, allow the mixture to simmer for 4 minutes. Remove from the stove and allow the mixture to cool to room temperature (or place in the refrigerator to cool completely).
  • Once the guarapo is cold, add the lime juice. Stir to combine.
  • Fill a large pitcher with the ice and pour the guarapo mixture over it. Stir to cool dilute the guarapo, then add the lime slices, if desired. 
  • Pour into individual glasses filled with ice.


  • Guarapo is best enjoyed within 3 days as the mixture may begin to ferment. 
  • Dilute with more ice based on your tastes.