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.
Now, 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.
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
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!