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Espanto Wave

A friend invited me to lunch at Cayo Espanto, a private island about 10 miles off the coast of mainland Belize. It was there that I discovered the Espanto Wave.


imageNow, I’ve been to a few cool places during my travels, but I have never seen anything quite as tranquil as Cayo Espanto. There are only 5 private cabanas on this island, all of which sit just inches off of the Caribbean Sea. They are outfitted with all the necessities of island life; satellite radio, top notch cuisine, infinity pool, water toys, sunscreen and plenty of great cocktails. Upon arrival (and throughout the day) I acquainted myself with the ultimate fou-fou drink, The Espanto Wave. Do yourself a favor and give this one a try.

Espanto Wave

1 oz spiced rum (they use Captain Morgan)

1 oz Caribbean Dark Rum (a Belizean favorite)

1 oz Curacao

1 oz Amaretto

1 oz Triple Sec

1 oz pineapple juice

1 oz Lime Juice

1 tbsp Sugar

Ice Cubes

Blend all the ingredients in a bar blender until smooth and frozen.

Pour into a pint or collins glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Sit back, crank up the tunes and enjoy!