Hollywood Smokehouse Aruba launches new front porch cocktails!
Aruba’s critically-acclaimed smokehouse, the Hollywood Smokehouse, has made a big splash on Aruba’s culinary scene since it debuted its Eagle Beach location at Alhambra Casino & Shops last June.
But it’s not just the authentic southern low-and-slow brisket, pulled pork, ribs, and fish that are capturing the hearts and appetites of locals and guests on the island—their handcrafted cocktails are hugely popular, and have been featured on two international television programs. Their signature Bourbonwood—a deceptively potent cocktail made with fresh squeezed lemonade and blackberries paired with Elderflower and bourbon—is joined by several other cocktails affectionately referred to by owner Tina Causey-Bislick, as their Front Porch Cocktails.
“I am from North Carolina, and nothin’ could be finer than sitting on your front porch in the summer with a glass of ice-cold, freshly squeezed lemonade with a southern kick of bourbon!” New to the series are the Blueberry Ginger Fizz (made with their house-made ginger beer), the Peach Moon and the Farmer’s Moon (made with real Carolina moonshine), The Acai Cosmo, and the Aruba Aloe (yes, with aloe juice!).
Says head bartender Danovick van der Linden, “we use fresh fruits and herbs in our crafted cocktails, and also house-infuse many of our liquors with fresh, natural ingredients—no bottled mixers and high fructose syrups…it really does make the end-result a memorable, unique, and dynamic cocktail experience.”
The Hollywood Smokehouse is open for dinner at 5pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and for lunch and dinner at noon on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (closed Mondays). Pull up a seat on their front porch or dine inside. For more information or to make reservations, call 280-9989.