Summer drink series: Papelón con Limón

This week’s summer drink is one of the oldest and most popular beverages in Venezuela! Simply made with an unrefined sugar cane (or piloncillo in Spanish), lime juice and water, ‘Papelón con Limón‘ is an effortless yet tasty way to freshen up during these last days of the summer.

Dating back to the 18th century, Papelón con Limón was especially popular among those who worked in the fields for its high nutritional value.

Want to give it a try? You can find the recipe below.


  • 1 8 ounce piloncillo cone
  • 4 cups very hot water
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice cubes for serving

Pour hot water over the piloncillo cone. After it has dissolved & cooled off, add the lime juice & cold water. Serve with ice cubes. ¡Salud!

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