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Salt water is not necessarily what most people want to drink when they are thirsty. However, in Guatemala exactly this is a popular beverage. Cimarrona is a highly refreshing spritzer that Guatemalans love drinking especially during the hot days of summer. Although salty water might not sound very appealing, this mixture with limes is surprisingly delicious and vitalizing. Whether you are sitting in a lovely café in Antigua’s beautiful old town, on the shores of Lago de Atitlán or even just on your balcony at home, Cimarrona will bring you that special summertime feeling and quench your thirst.

Cimarrona may not be for everybody but we can only recommend to at least give the summer drink a try. Also we were positively surprised after being somehwat sceptical at first. On top, the refreshing beverage couldn’t be easier and faster to make. However, to make sure your Cimarrona won’t taste like the water from the Dead Sea, check out our recipe below:


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