Can’t get to the Caribbean or the South Pacific but want a delicious taste of those tropical islands? Now you can whip up new, mouthwatering tiki cocktails at home. From the Coconut Cucumber Mojito and the Honeydew Daiquiri to the Nutty Samoan and the Tahiti Spice Tikitini, these sexy, innovative drinks from Lynn Calvo, owner of Lynn’s Hula Hut in Montauk, New York, will take your tiki experience to the next level. You’ll learn about:
• tiki culture • bar tools and techniques • how to make your own irresistible infusions, purees, and syrups • the best drinks for your next tropical gathering • decor tips to create the perfect setting
One sip of these amazing drinks will transport you instantly to a seaside hammock or a sandy beach and make you feel like a born islander.
Lynn Calvo, an acclaimed restaurant and bar designer, began her tiki journey after traveling the globe and later catering tiki-inspired events throughout the Hamptons and East End of Long Island from a sunset-orange truck outfitted with a thatched tiki bar. Her infusions and mobile island paradise became an overnight sensation, so she opened Lynn's Hula Hut, a Polynesian-style tiki bar in Montauk, NY, where she lives and where locals and visitors alike crowd the bar for the best drinks around.
James O. Fraioli is an award-winning cookbook author with 20 cookbooks to his name, including Culinary Birds, winner of the 2014 James Beard Award. His titles have been featured on Food Network and Ellen and have appeared on dozens of national radio shows, including Martha Stewart Living Radio. They have also received praise from publications such as Forbes Traveler, Reader's Digest, TheNew York Times, and San FranciscoChronicle. He lives in Redmond, WA.