When I was a kid, I could not wait to become an adult, and my grandparents' themed cocktail parties fueled my imagination. Not that my memories are based on actual experiences, mind you. These glitzy poolside affairs never included children. Instead, I got a vicarious thrill from the old Polaroids in grandma's albums, especially the ones from her Polynesian party images of happy grown-ups wearing leis and hoisting huge glasses adorned with tropical fruit, of suntanned ladies in swimsuits and grass skirts mingling with men in loud... More >>>
Isle drink to that: Indonesian rack of lamb (left) and Cosmo Tidbits go best with huge tropical cocktails.