Signature Wedding Craft Cocktail Idea

September 15th, 2016

Hand-crafted cocktails are lively additions to any event, and these liquid artisanal pleasures add a unique component to island weddings. 

Aruba’s reigning Iron Bartender, Danny van der Linden, shares a recipe for Lemonade Serenade, created for Liquid Craft Bar Services
 by Hollywood Smokehouse. This refreshing libation, with hints of fresh cucumber and ginger, is popular for catered beach wedding receptions.



  • 1 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice 
  • 1 oz. simple syrup 
  • 2 slices cucumber 
  • 2 oz. Tito’s Vodka 
  • Splash of Ginger club soda (or ginger beer) 
  • Fresh basil and lemon slice for garnish


  1. In a mixing glass, add all ingredients (except ginger soda and basil) and muddle.  
  2. Add crushed ice and shake.  
  3. Pour into a rocks glass or mason jar glass and top off with ginger soda or ginger beer. 
  4. Garnish with fresh basil and lemon slice.
  5. Lastly, drink and enjoy!

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Try serving Lemonade Serenade plus the CocoPum Punch at your Aruba wedding. 
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