How About A Cocktail, Seychelles-Style?

Wouldn’t it be great to recreate a little of that vacation magic back home?

If you’ve recently returned from the Seychelles and still dream about the amazing cocktails you had while lazing on the beach, a new book shows you how to make them in your own kitchen or backyard.

Seychellois Flavien Joubert recently published a book entitled “Seychelles Magical Cocktails.” This nifty little tome offers 73 recipes, with and without alcohol, that provide a taste of the archipelago.

Joubert knows of whence he speaks; he spent twenty-five years as a bartender and hotel manager, before becoming the head of the Seychelles tourism academy.
At the launch of the book, he said that he invented many of his cocktails during the rainy season, when tourists were forced to stay inside — and drink.
As a little teaser, here’s the recipe for his “Makalapo” cocktail:
2 tequila measures
4 cl unsweetened lemon juice
2 cl grenadine syrup

6 small lemon slices

Put several small pieces of ice in a medium size glass with the lemon slices. Add the tequila, lemon juice and grenadine. Consume immediately with plenty of ice.

The book will soon be available in London bookshops, and later in the Caribbean, Canada, and the U.S. It will also be available on in the future, but the date is unknown.

“Seychelles Magical Cocktails” is Joubert’s second book; in 2000 he published a book of Seychellois seafood recipes. He said that he plans another cookbook in the coming years.

Read more at Seychelles News Agency, The Nation

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