A New Classic Cocktail In Aruba: Arubiscus

Early morning above the Aruba Hyatt Pool
Early morning above the Aruba Hyatt Pool

Lazy afternoons in the Caribbean, surrounded by warm ocean breezes, turquoise water and sandy beaches beg for a cocktail.  I recently found myself at the outdoor bar, under an authentic palapa at the Hyatt Regency Aruba. The lush grounds, sprawling pool and lagoon with Aruba’s cooling breeze proved a fabulous warm getaway. Life was good.

Seems the staff was having a contest to develop a new signature drink.  Raul Adams, one of the  mixologists, suggested his creation: an Arubiscus. It’s one a gorgeous magenta-hued drink that sparkles like the sunshine as it hits the glittering sea. The taste is sweet, but not too sweet, maybe even a tinge of tartness, but totally refreshing. Raul finishes the concoction by floating a preserved hibiscus flower on top. I presume women would be attracted to the Arubiscus because of the rosy-hued color. 

Raul was kind enough to share the recipe, however, like most exotic drinks, I suspect it tastes better on a Caribbean isle.  Fly over to Aruba, known as One Happy Island, stop in at the Hyatt and check it out.  I guarantee you will be one happy chic! I certainly was.

Arubiscus at Hyatt Aruba
Arubiscus at Hyatt Aruba


By Raul Adams

  • 2 ounces Hypnotic
  • 1 Ounce Absolut Mango (Vodka)
  • 1/2 ounce Hibiscus Syrup or simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Shake with ice and fill remainder of glass with 7-Up.
  • Add a hibiscus flower (fresh or dried) for garnish.
I did love Aruba!
I did love Aruba!

One thought on “A New Classic Cocktail In Aruba: Arubiscus

  1. I just came back (on Sun) from 6 beautiful days at the Hyatt Aruba and discovered this drink on day 2. Absolutely delicious, my new favorite for sure

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