If there’s one thing I’ve learned from my last few trips to my beloved Aruba, it’s that the island’s mixologists are incredibly proud of their cocktails. I know that can be said for almost any destinations, but this is one of the only places where I’ve been bombarded with tales of drink history and personal inspiration, and also treated to behind-the-bar lessons on how to make signature recipes. It’s like visiting an art gallery, but with way more rum and tequila.
Now, there are a lot of awesome cocktails to be enjoyed in Aruba, from the Aruba Ariba to several variations of the classic Hurricane, so choosing just one is like picking a favorite child. Wait too long, and the drink would melt. So, for the sake of adding another summer cocktail to our repertoire, I’m giving some love to the Dushi Mango from Aruba Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino, because there’s simply never enough of this spectacular fruit to enjoy.
And, of course, this Palm Beach resort is one of the best places on One Happy Island to enjoy any beverage, with its adults-only H2Oasis outdoor pool providing an awesome setting for VIP rest and relaxation before and after a round of golf at Tierra del Sol. Just thinking about it has me thrilled for my next Aruba trip. In the meantime, cheers!
- 1.3 oz Grey Goose vodka
- 1.2 oz Peach Schnapps
- 1.2 oz Watermelon Pucker
- Dash of Grenadine
- 2.5 oz Mango Mix
How to Make It:
Add ingredients to blender with ice and blend. Pour into glass and serve.