July 28, 2017
Beverages, Non-Alcoholic, Fruit,
Central/South American, 5 Ingredients Or Less, Budget-Friendly, Easy/Beginner Cooking, Quick Meals, Entertaining, Summer, Stove Top, Fat Free, Gluten-Free, Kosher, Low Cholesterol, Low Fat, No Eggs, Non-Dairy, Vegan, Vegetarian, Lime, Sugar more
Add toRecipe Book
Add toShopping List
"Don't be scared. This is not about Harry Potter, it's about Costa Rica. Agua de Sapo is a typical Costa Rican drink from the Limon province on the Caribbean side of the country. Though the translation in English for Agua de Sapo means Toad Water, believe me, there are no toads on the ingredient list, only cane sugar, water, ginger, cinnamon and lime. You can find the dark cane sugar in hispanic markets, and sometimes in larger supermarkets in the hispanic aisle. Or try Amazon."
Boil the water in a large pan, then add the sugar, ginger, and cinnamon stick (if using). Stir often until the sugar is completely dissolved, then continue boiling for 10 more minutes.
Using a metal strainer, strain the liquid into a large container where it can cool completely.
When cool, add the lime juice. Serve in tall ice-filled glasses. Enjoy the Pura Vida!
One of the most flavor-filled cooking styles you can make is with a slow cooker. No matter...
Kick start your day with one of these delicious fruit smoothies.
There is nothing quite like the smells and memories of fresh baked cookies. Serve them...
Recipe Stories / Blog
Ah. Homemade Coconut Chicken Fingers. Ya got to love them. First, plain and...
It's that time of day again. When the clock turns to a certain time and seems to...
A simple yet flavorful dish that’s both easy to make and wonderful to eat.
Wow, I love Toad Water. It has such a nice mouth feel, and it tastes amazing. Love the fresh lime juice and cinnamon in this, it adds a little something to the Agua without masking the ginger... the star. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. I will enjoy it often. Made for CQ4 - Central America.
I love agua de sapo and had completely forgotten about it! I used piloncillo (unrefined cane sugar) which is inexpensive and is available in the Latino markets sold either oscuro or blanco ("pilons" dark or light brown cane sugar-hence the name.) This was refreshing and with that kick of cinnamon and ginger and tang of lime juice it was a real winner. We served the agua de sapo on Taco Tuesday and it of course enhanced and completed the meal quite well. Thank you for posting the recipe and jogging a great memory of this delicious beverage. Prepared for CQ 2017.