Exotic cocktail with a star fruit garnish and pineapple stems with a green background and orange and purple cocktail umbrellas.

Farm-to-Table Cocktail From Costa Rica: Blue Osa’s Paradise Surprise Cooler

Who says you can’t indulge in a cocktail at a yoga retreat?

Welcome to the Buddah Bar at Blue Osa where we offer our guests beer, wine and a daily specialty, hand-crafted cocktail using fresh and local ingredients from our own garden!

Our kitchen likes to use as many fruits, vegetables and spices from our own garden as possible and our Paradise Surprise Cooler is full of them! Star fruit, mint, lemongrass, ginger and chiles are all grown on our property and make this zingy refreshment a crowd favorite.

To keep it even more local, we use “Costa Rican liqueur”. Cacique Guaro is a sugar cane-based liquor of high purity and is the best-selling distilled spirit in Costa Rica.

This summer cocktail is the perfect mix of fruit and spice. So give it a try at home or come visit us at Blue Osa and sip on one while you’re gazing out into the endless Golfo Dulce.

Two people sitting  red and blue adirondack chairs facing the turquoise golfo dulce at Blue Osa in Costa Rica.


Blue Osa’s Paradise Surprise Cooler

From the Kitchen of Blue Osa

2 oz. Cacique Guaro
2 oz. Fresh blended star fruit juice (grown at Blue Osa)
1 oz. Dragon chile and ginger simple syrup (grown at Blue Osa)
1 oz. Orange and lemongrass simple syrup (grown at Blue Osa)
2 oz. Club soda
2 pcs. Fresh mint (grown at Blue Osa)

Shake well in a cocktail shaker over ice. Serve in a glass with star fruit slice garnish.

For dragon chile and ginger simple syrup, combine one cup of sugar and two cups water with one chile and one medium-sized ginger root sliced and cook for 15 minutes.

Let sit for 5 minutes, take out ginger and chile, and let cool.

For orange and lemongrass simple syrup:

Combine two cups of orange juice, one cup of sugar, and five 5” pieces of lemongrass. Cook for 15 minutes, remove lemon grass, and let cool.

Pour in a glass, add a star fruit garnish, and head to the pool!

Three women in Blue Osa's chemical free lap pool with drinks.

If you loved this recipe then you’ll want to get your hands on our new cookbook Eat To Feel Happy And Healthy – Rainforest Recipes That Bring You Joy!

This book includes recipes that the Blue Osa kitchen crew and Yogi Aaron have developed and refined over the years. It’s chock full of our best breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus as well as recipes for our specialty breads, sauces, dressings, desserts, juices, smoothies, and of course . . . cocktails! Click below to get your copy now!

Buen Provecho from Blue Osa Yoga Retreat + Spa

Blue Osa's "Eat to Feel Happy and Healthy" book cover.

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