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Aruba Ariba: The Iconic Drink Born in Aruba

Aruba Ariba: The Iconic Drink Born in Aruba

Aruba Ariba, the beloved cocktail of Aruba, holds a rich history and has become an enduring symbol of the island’s hospitality. This delightful drink originated from the Aruba Caribbean Hotel, which is now known as the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort. This year marks a special milestone as the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort, where Aruba Ariba originated, celebrates its 60th anniversary.

During the 1960s, talented bartenders at the Aruba Caribbean Hotel crafted the recipe for Aruba Ariba, blending an enticing combination of spirits, juices, and the vibrant essence of the Caribbean. With its creation, the hotel sought to create a unique and refreshing cocktail that embodied the tropical spirit of Aruba.

Over time, Aruba Ariba gained popularity and became a staple offering at the hotel. Its delightful combination of rum, vodka, Coecoei (a local Aruban liqueur), banana liqueur, orange juice, cranberry juice, and a touch of grenadine delighted visitors seeking an authentic taste of Aruba.

As the years went by, the Aruba Caribbean Hotel transitioned into the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort, but the legacy of Aruba Ariba remained. This iconic drink continued to be served and enjoyed by guests, both locals and visitors alike, becoming a beloved symbol of the resort’s commitment to delivering an unforgettable Aruban experience.

Aruba Ariba’s popularity soon spread beyond the resort’s walls and became a celebrated cocktail across the island. Today, it is a well-known symbol of Aruban cocktail culture, available at various bars, resorts, and beachside establishments throughout Aruba.

The drink’s history and connection to the Aruba Caribbean Hotel, now the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort, adds to its allure and nostalgia. It serves as a reminder of the island’s evolution while honoring its origins.

Its flavorful blend and rich history make it a must-try for those seeking an authentic taste of this Caribbean paradise. So, raise a glass of Aruba Ariba and celebrate the fusion of tradition and modernity that defines the spirit of Aruba.

Cheers to 60 years of Aruba Ariba and the vibrant legacy it carries forward!



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