The sun caresses your skin as you gaze upon the sparkling turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Soft white sand cushions your toes, and willowy palms dance in the warm breezes. As you lift your drink, you inhale the sweet aromas of coconut and lime juice. No matter where you are, no matter what the season, Calypso Coolers conjures up the magic of tropical seaside ecstasy.
Like its predecessor, Mambo Mixers, this colorful collection of 50 cocktails and 20 appetizers inspired by the Caribbean is an invitation to party paradise. All the classic island libations are here-daiquiris, tropical punches, fruit martinis-along with equally tantalizing concoctions like the Dominican Hurricane, made with rum, passion fruit nectar, and pineapple juice; the Dark and Stormy, a mixture of rum and ginger beer; and the Brown Cow, a silky combination of milk and coffee liqueur. The accompanying snacks-from Juanita's Yuca Fritters to Puerto Rican Corn Sticks and Jamaican Jerk Chicken-feature local flavors that are as varied and vibrant as the area's people and offer a lively complement to the cocktails.
Illustrated with eye-catching photographs and complete with pairing and serving suggestions, Calypso Coolers will give every occasion that first-day-of-vacation feeling.