Don’t let the winter blues get you down. Escape the winter cold with friends and family without leaving home by throwing a Caribbean-themed party.
With a little creativity – and some spicy heat – you can transform a typical winter get-together into a tropical bash regardless of how cold it may be outside.
“Northern winters can be harsh even for the most seasoned Canadian,” says Ilisa Chacon, from Grace Foods Canada Inc. “Spicing up a winter party is an easy way to liven up any gathering. From the food to the dancing, Caribbean culture will be sure to add some kick to your party!”
Bring the Caribbean to your home with the right music, décor and taste of Grace jerk seasoning, sauces and marinades by following these simple tips from Grace Foods Canada Inc.
While we all love the party classics like crostinis and shrimp cocktails, step out of your comfort zone and serve up some Caribbean favourites like jerk chicken. Be adventurous and experiment with using the seasoning as a dipping sauce, on pizza, shrimp kabobs or fish tacos. For sides, serve up some lime cilantro coconut rice using Grace Coconut Milk. Mix up your after-dinner sweets and try one of Grace Foods recommended desserts like crème caramel flan or black-eyed brownies.
Stir up some island drinks by mixing Grace Island Sodas such as pineapple, ginger beer or grapefruit with Grace Coconut Water, ice and fresh lime. Complete the look by serving them in colourful cups with straws and mini drink umbrellas.
Feature Drink Cocktail Recipe: Island-Style Coconut Old Fashioned
What you’ll need:
16 oz. Grace 100% Pure Coconut Water
8 oz. Cinnamon syrup
8 Maraschino cherries
- Pour rum, coconut water and cinnamon syrup into a glass
- Add ice
- Stir gently and garnish with cherry
Enjoy! Serves 8.
Décor & Atmosphere:
For décor and atmosphere, think bright colours and reggae. A vibrant tablecloth and the sounds of Bob Marley can transform your humble abode into the ideal island paradise. Complete the look using colourful lanterns, seashells and tiki torches.
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