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7 Exotic Costa Rican Cocktails to Recreate at Home from Villa Punto de Vista’s Mixologist

  • December 15, 2023
  • Christien

7 Exotic Costa Rican Cocktails to Recreate at Home from Villa Punto de Vista’s Mixologist

Travel is the ultimate sensory experience. This is why our team at Villa Punto de Vista sees the Costa Rican cocktails we serve as more than just drinks – they’re elixirs of nostalgia. They’re libations that cultivate memories that will appear every time your lips touch the sweet, tangy flavors of tropical fruits you enjoy here in paradise. 

That’s why we want to share a few of our mixologist-created villa recipes so you can dream about your upcoming visit to Costa Rica or reminisce about your time spent with us here in Manuel Antonio


Passion Fruit Mimosa

Each morning at Villa Punto de Vista starts with a tropical mimosa during your complimentary breakfast. So naturally, the next two recipes are guest favorites. 

This delightful twist on the classic mimosa is a lavish libation that delights the palate with a sun-kissed mix of aromatic passion fruit and the effervescence of sparkling wine or champagne.


  • 3 oz fresh passion fruit juice.
  • 4 oz sparkling wine or champagne
  • Passion fruit seeds or mint sprig (for garnish)


  1. Pour the passion fruit juice/nectar into a champagne flute.
  2. Slowly fill the glass with sparkling wine or champagne, allowing it to blend with the passion fruit puree.
  3. Gently stir the mixture to ensure the flavors are well combined.
  4. Garnish the cocktail with a sprinkle of passion fruit seeds.
  5. Serve the Passion Fruit Mimosa immediately.


Dragon Fruit Mimosa

There’s something guests love about the purply-pink hues sparkling in their glass. The Dragon Fruit Mimosa exudes a tropically luxurious feel that keeps guests sipping all day long.


  • 2 oz dragon fruit puree
  • 4 oz sparkling wine or champagne
  • 1 oz passion fruit juice
  • Dragon fruit slices or mint sprig (for garnish)


  1. In a champagne flute, add the strained dragon fruit puree.
  2. Slowly pour the sparkling wine or champagne into the glass, allowing it to mix with the dragon fruit puree.
  3. Gently stir the mixture to combine the flavors.
  4. Add the passion fruit juice to the glass for a delightful citrus twist.
  5. Stir again to ensure all the ingredients are well incorporated.
  6. Garnish with a slice of dragon fruit or a sprig of mint for an elegant touch.
  7. Serve the Dragon Fruit Mimosa chilled and enjoy its vibrant colors and refreshing flavors.


Pura Vida Piña Colada

When you think of vacation, what do you think of? 

For many, it’s sipping a pina colada by the pool, which is why this is one of our most popular Costa Rican cocktails at the villa. It’s refreshing, creamy, and, dare we say, even a little hydrating from the pineapple juice and coconut.

This can also be made without the liquor if you want to make it virgin for the little ones in attendance. While we can’t make all of our Costa Rican cocktails “sin alcohol” or without alcohol, we do have go-to’s like this and our Passion Fruit Mojito that taste delicious without it, too!


  • 2 oz 4-year-aged white rum – we love using Flor de Caña from Nicaragua
  • 2 oz cream of coconut
  • 2/3 cup (1 round) fresh golden pineapple, frozen
  • 5 leaves of mint
  • 2/3 cup ice


  1. In a blender, combine all the ingredients: aged white rum, cream of coconut, frozen fresh golden pineapple, mint leaves, and ice.
  2. Blend on high for approximately 1 minute or until the mixture reaches a smooth and creamy consistency.


Uchuva Berry Sour

In the fertile soils and abundant sunshine of Costa Rica, uchuva, or goldenberry, thrives with its unique sweet and tart flavor. It’s grown in small, papery husks that protect the fruit, giving it a distinctive lantern-like appearance.

Experience the vibrant flavors of this traditional Costa Rican fruit with the Uchuva Berry Sour, a delightful blend of exotic uchuva berries, zesty lime juice, and a touch of sweetness! You can buy them in the U.S., too, in the berry aisle.


  • 2 oz Cacique Costa Rican Cane Liquor or quality white rum
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 6 uchuva berries
  • 8 mint leaves


  1. Begin by macerating the uchuva berries with a muddler, gently crushing them to release their flavors.
  2. In a shaker, combine the macerated uchuva berries, white rum, or Cacique Costa Rican Cane Liquor, lime juice, simple syrup, and mint leaves.
  3. Add a generous amount of ice to the shaker.
  4. Shake the mixture vigorously to incorporate all the flavors and chill the drink.
  5. Double-strain the cocktail to ensure a smooth and refined texture, capturing the essence of the uchuva berries while removing any unwanted solids.
  6. Serve the Uchuva Berry Sour in a low-ball glass, allowing its vibrant colors to shine.
  7. To garnish, skewer two uchuva berries on a cocktail pick and place it gently on the rim of the glass. Additionally, add a dehydrated lime slice for an extra touch of visual appeal.


Fiery Guanabana

Guanabana is another native Costa Rican fruit that has a unique flavor that combines notes of strawberry, pineapple, and citrus. Experience a tantalizing fusion of the distinctly refreshing guanabana fruit with a hint of heat to refresh your palate and ignite your senses in the Fiery Guanabana. 


  • 1.5 oz premium vodka
  • 2.5 oz soursop pulp or concentrate
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 thin slice of jalapeno


  1. Rim your glass with a lime slice and fill it with ice.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine vodka, soursop pulp or concentrate, lime juice, and jalapeno.
  3. Shake vigorously.
  4. Pour the mixture into the glass over ice.
  5. Garnish simply with thinly sliced jalapeno.


Passion Fruit Mojito

The Passionfruit Mojito is a tropical twist on the classic Cuban cocktail that will transport your taste buds to a sun-soaked paradise.


  • 1.5 oz premium rum
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz fresh passionfruit or passion fruit pulp
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 8 leaves of mint
  • Splash of soda
  • Crushed ice


  1. In a glass, muddle the mint leaves to release their refreshing aroma.
  2. Fill the glass with crushed ice.
  3. Combine premium rum, lime juice, fresh passionfruit or passion fruit pulp, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker.
  4. Shake the mixture well to blend the flavors.
  5. Pour the mixture into the glass over the crushed ice.
  6. Top off with a splash of soda for a hint of effervescence.
  7. Gently stir the cocktail to incorporate all the ingredients.
  8. Garnish with a mint sprig and dried lime wedge.


Dragon Gin

Last but certainly not least is the refreshing elegance of the Dragon Gin! One of our most mesmerizing cocktails created by one of our own bartenders, it marries the exotic allure of dragon fruit with the crisp sophistication of gin. It’s perfect for sipping on our rooftop deck while star-gazing after a long day of exploration or relaxation.


  • 4 chunks of dragon fruit
  • 1/3 oz lime juice
  • 1/3 oz simple syrup
  • 1.5 oz gin


  1. Muddle the dragon fruit chunks in a cocktail shaker to extract their vibrant flavors.
  2. Add lime juice, simple syrup, and gin to the shaker.
  3. Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously.
  4. Double-strain the mixture into a glass for a smooth texture.
  5. Garnish with a slice of dragon fruit on the rim and a few delicate pink peppercorns for an exquisite touch of elegance and a hint of spice.


Tropical Cocktails in Costa Rica Await You…

Each sip of these special cocktails is a portal to the memories made (or on the horizon for your next adventure) with Pura Vida spirit, where the tang of exotic fruits and the warmth of Costa Rican hospitality intertwine.

And while we fully encourage you to whip these up at home, we do have to put a little disclaimer on it…

These Costa Rican cocktails taste better in paradise, sipped on the edge of an infinity pool with sparkling Pacific Ocean views. Your invitation to visit us at Villa Punto de Vista is always open – we’ll have unique  tropical cocktails waiting. 

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