Venezuelan Rum Guarapita Recipe

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Cheers to freedom with this Venezuelan Rum Guarapita!

Venezuelan Rum Guarapita
All the pictures in this post are courtesy of Ron Santa Teresa.

On this 4th of July we celebrate the birth of America and its independency from the British Crown back in 1776. I want to toast to America, the land of the free, with this delicious Venezuelan rum guarapita… after all rum was the spirit of the ’76 American Revolution. Isn’t it cool?

Tomorrow, on the other hand, is July 5th and we celebrate the independency of Venezuela, my home country, from the Spanish Crown back in 1811.

Venezuelan Rum Guarapita by enrilemoine

Rum is also Venezuela’s national spirit, so let me share these appealing pictures of a guarapita:  our national rum punch, our initiation concoction, the first alcoholic drink Venezuelans have. 

Everybody likes and makes guarapitas. But the recipe is the best kept secret. All we know it’s made with rum, fresh fruit juice and lots of ice. 

Venezuelan Rum Guarapita

Following is my precious guarapita recipe. Cheers to freedom, to my home country where freedom is at risk, and to America: land of the free because of the brave, to which I’m always grateful for giving us shelter when we needed the most.

May God bless America!

Venezuelan Rum Guarapita
5 from 20 votes

Venezuelan Rum Guarapita

Let’s toast with this delicious Venezuelan rum punch named Guarapita!
Prep Time10 mins
Servings: 24

Ingredients

  • 1 0.75 lts. bottle of rum Santa Teresa Añejo
  • 1 liter of passion fruit juice
  • 1 liter of orange juice
  • 1 ½ cup of grenadine
  • 8 limes with cut in 8
  • Spearmint leaves

Instructions

  • In a punch bowl, mix all the ingredients with plentiful ice cubes.
  • Serve in glasses with fresh ice cubes and garnish with spearmint leaves.
Course: Cocktails and Drinks
Cuisine: Venezuelan
Keyword: guarapita, guarapita recipe, rum guarapita recipe, Venezuelan rum guarapita
Author: Enri

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