|Mambo Mixers & Calypso Coolers
By Arlen Gargagliano
For someone who has never ventured into the world of Latin or Caribbean cocktails and tapas—or who wants to delve deeper into this delicious realm— this is the place to start! Both Mambo Mixers and Calypso Coolers bring the novice and the experienced home cook—and their families and friends—on a tasty and enjoyable journey. The fifty recipes for fresh, tropical cocktails, along with twenty tasty tapas, offer hosts a myriad of possibilities. This collection of recipes, which are classics or variations of classics from Arlen’s travels, contains ingredients that are not only flavorful and natural, but also easily accessible. In both books, she presents a bit of background for each recipe, as well as make-ahead and serving suggestions to accompany the step-by-step instructions. Arlen’s philosophy, after all, is that hosts should be able to enjoy the party—as well as prep for it!