Guava-Lime Cooler

Guava-Lime Cooler

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time



6 people

Guava is a tropical fruit with a pink flesh and hints of apple and strawberry. Guava nectar is available at both gourmet and Mexican grocery stores. This recipe can be multiplied to make a large batch.

Recipe courtesy of Williams-Sonoma

Adapted from Williams-Sonoma On the Grill, by Willie Cooper (Oxmoor House, 2009).


  • Ice, as needed
  • 18 fl. oz. guava nectar
  • 9 fl. oz. white rum
  • 3 fl. oz. fresh lime juice (from about 3 limes)
  • 3 fl. oz. simple syrup (see note above)
  • 24 fl. oz. sparkling water, or as needed
  • 6 lime wedges
  • 6 straws


  • 1 Fill 6 highball glasses with ice.
  • 2 In a pitcher, stir together the guava nectar, rum, lime juice and simple syrup. Pour the mixture into the glasses and top each with a splash of sparkling water. Garnish each drink with a lime wedge and straw and serve.


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