Agua de Sapo (Water Frog)



  • ½ cup of sugar cane
  •  ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 ½ liter of wáter
  • 1 teaspoon of ginger powder


  • Mix all the ingredients.
  •  Serve really cold.

8 Servings

History of the Recipe

This kind of drink is part of the Caribbean menu and it’s characterized by the ginger, this aromatic root isn’t normally used in other provinces of Costa Rica. The use of the sugar cane in the drinks begins in the 1800’s and had grown in the Central Valley in the trapiches (place where sugar cane is made). Cold or warm, the sugar cane with lemon it was common in the families for the lunch or snacks. But when the sugar came out of the markets, the sugar cane it was reduce, nevertheless there is always a custom to prepare the drink with lemon to treat the flu. The agua de sapo is a drink that forms part of the traditional meals in the province of Limon