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Drinks in Aruba – 26 Best Aruba Drinks to Try When You Visit this Caribbean Island

Last updated on December 22nd, 2022 at 10:15 pm

Drinks in Aruba – Today we write about traditional drinks in Aruba, alcoholic and non-alcoholic Aruba drinks. The best 26 best drinks in Aruba – let’s see which one you’ll love to try! Click here to book online Aruba activities and day trips.

On average, a light meal in a sit-down restaurant in Aruba will cost around $3-4 USD depending on what you are ordering. Coffee and bread will be cheaper than if you order a proper dish for breakfast in Aruba. Coffee can cost $2-3 USD.

Having Aruba drinks will be either more expensive or less than those prices, depending on the bar or restaurant you’ll be drinking in. There are also a lot of deals like Friday night deals or happy hour, so make sure you check those times as well.

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WHERE TO STAY IN ARUBA

The accommodation is expensive and you will find hotels starting from $60-80 USD. If you want the cheapest option. Airbnb is also available, mostly for about $50 USD a night. Click here if you want to find the best deals with Booking in Aruba.

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Best Drinks in Aruba to Try When Visiting the Caribbean Island of Aruba

Ready? Let’s see which one of these drinks you’d love to have!

Alcoholic Drinks in Aruba – Aruba Drinks you need to Try

1. ARUBA ARIBA – Drinks in Aruba

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Aruba Ariba is one of the island’s most famous cocktails and is frequently offered as a welcome drink. It’s supposed to have a taste similar to passion fruit. Although Aruba Ariba has a pleasant and fruity flavor, it packs a punch!

2. RUM PUNCH

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The Aruban Rum Punch is considered the most popular, and party drink in Aruba. It can be popular, but it is actually a strong drink. Made with one part sour, two parts sweet, three parts strong, and four parts weak served over ice.

3. SLIPPERY MONKEY

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The Slippery Monkey is a crowd-pleasing coffee liquor cocktail. It contains vodka, banana cream, coconut rum, vanilla ice cream, and ice.

4. MELON POPSICLE

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Rum, Blue Curacao, Passion Fruit, Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice, Soda, and Melon Liqueur make up the Melon Popsicle Cocktail.

5. PONCHE CREMA

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Ponche crema is a type of eggnog popular in Venezuela. Milk, eggs, sugar, rum, and spices are use to make this sweet and smooth liquor cream. During the holiday season in Venezuela, ponche crema is traditionally offer.

6. BALASHI BEER

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Balashi beer is a mild, thirst-quenching pilsener that is distinctive of the Caribbean. It’s not only completely pure and safe to drink, but it’s also quite tasty. Balashi beer is still a great beer that tastes great when serve ice cold and is ideal for Aruba.

7. RAINBOW SANGRIA

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The coolest, easiest cocktail trick Is Rainbow Sangria. White wine, Brandy, honey, and soda water are mix together. Strawberry, watermelon, oranges, mango, pineapple, kiwi, blueberries, and purple grapes are all cut up in Rainbow Sangria.

8. SANGRIA

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Sangria is one the most popular drinks in Aruba. Sangria is made of wine, fruits, sugar and rum. Sangria is always served with ice.

9. MOJITO

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Mojito Cocktail – Best Drinks in Aruba

Now you might know how to do this in your home, but Aruban mojitos? Never a bad time to try them while in the islands! Never a bad time to have your mints and white rums.

10. AMSTEL BRIGHT

Amstel Bright / Image via Aqua Windie’s Café

Amstel Bright, brewed originally in Curacao, is one of the most popular drinks in Aruba, and definitely one to try to taste the unique Aruba drinks and what they have to offer!

11. DA’ KILLER BLUE WHALE

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Killer Blue Whale – now who doesn’t love blue drinks while watching Aruba’s crystal blue beaches? This drink is a mix blue curacao with rum and pineapple juice – you got to love this for an Aruba drinks to try.

12. BLUEBERRY BRAMBLE

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If it’s fruity cocktails you love, the blueberry ramble is one of the best drinks in Aruba not to miss, of course with the delicious mix of Aruba juices!

13. FIRE

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This delicious drink is easily one of the best drinks in Aruba (alcoholic) made with a mix of fresh lemon juice, local bay lead syrup, and whisky, and topped with torched creme brulee.

14. HEINEKEN

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If you’re a loyal beer drinker, don’t fret, you’ll have some of the best international beer in Aruba, with Heineken as one of the most popular Aruba drinks.

15. POLAR

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Next to Heinekken, Polar Malt and Polar beers and popular alcoholic Aruba drinks – you’ll love them if you’re a brink drinker and loves quality drinks as well.

16. PELICAN-RITA

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Image via Facebook / Pelican Pier Aruba

A part of the Aruba drinks that is popular in Pelican Pier in Aruba, is the Pelican-rita drink. Made from mix of citrus juices, blue grenadine and beer, triple sec, tequila and grand Marnier floater, hard not to feel like in an Aruba party without these babies!

17. PURPLE RAIN

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The purple rain is ye tanother best Aruba drink, is made of Havana Club 3-year old rum, blue curacao, Stolichnaya premium vodka, Chambord, sweet & sour, and grenadine syrup

18. BROWN LADY

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A delicious mix of vodka, Irish cream liqueur, rum cream liqueur, coffee-flavored liqueur and cream of coconut – delicious mix of Aruba drinks and one of the best and newest to try!

19. CUBAN MOJITOS

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 Classic Mojitos made with Rum Palmera, a local rum, and Premium Mojitos made with Bacardi

20. OCEAN DROP

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Perfect mix of Vodka, Blue Curacao with citrus Lime Juice – perfect for any day in Aruba.

21. WHITE SANGRIA

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Okay, so it’s a Sangria with white wine, but don’t dismiss this Aruba drink because it definitely adds to the list of must drinks in Aruba to try – it’s refreshing, with just the right mix of alcohol to kick start a party day in Aruba!

22. CHERRY KISS

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Deadly delicious and one of the best Aruba drinks – mix of local amaretto, ponche crema, grenadine, and coconut cream.

23. PINK PANTHER

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The Pink Panther, easily made into its virgin version, is of course one of the best drinks in Aruba, alcoholic that is. It’s a mix of pineapple juice, with amaretto, vodka and grenadine, and of course ice.

Mix of coconut milk and cream, pineapple juice and strawberry sauce and you’ll feel the Caribbean energized, any time of the day.

24.GOLDEN SHELL

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A frozen and refreshing Aruban cocktail that is definitely not to miss, especially on those hot Aruban summer lounge days, the Golden Shell Aruba drink represents Aruba being a “Shell Island”.

Non-Alcoholic drinks in Aruba – Best Aruban drinks to try (if you want no alcohol content)

25. Coconut

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Coconut water is a must to try in the list of non alcoholic drinks in Aruba. You will see street vendors at the beach passing by with coconut water and when you under the sun is so refreshing plus so healthy.

26. Pink Panther Mocktail PINK PANTHER MOCKTAIL

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If you’re looking for the sweetness of Pink Panther, without the alcohol content, then it’s a one of the best drinks in Aruba made into a mocktail – the Pink Panther mocktail.

BEST TIME TO VISIT ARUBA

In Aruba their summer (December to April), there are fewer showers of rain than normal. In their winter (May to November), rains are almost non-stop. For most tourists best time to visit Aruba is from December to April because of easier transport. 

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Hope you liked our 25 Best Drinks in Aruba blog post. Let us know if we missed any food and drinks, in Aruba and which one is your favorite one in the list of Aruba drinks.

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Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.