Staycation Party Recipes

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Host a staycation party complete with leis, limbo and some Jimmy Buffet on the playlist to create your own Margaritaville – when you can’t get there in person. Whip up these sweet shrimp and Caribbean-inspired cocktails (or a shake for the kids), courtesy of the experts at, to get everyone on island-time.

Honey-Baked Coconut Shrimp

Coconut Shrimp

1/2 cup honey

1 1/2 cups panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)

1 cup flaked sweetened coconut

1/2 tsp ground cumin

1/2 tsp kosher salt

1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

26 large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined

Apricot Dipping Sauce

2 /3 cup apricot jam

3 tbsp Heinz chili sauce

2 tsp Dijon mustard


Warm honey in a medium bowl on high in the microwave, 20 to 25 seconds. On a large plate, combine panko, coconut, cumin, salt and pepper. Taking shrimp one at a time, dip in honey and then coat in coconut mixture. Place on foil-lined baking sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray and bake in 425 oven for 14 minutes, gently flipping shrimp halfway through baking.

Sauce Warm jam in a medium bowl in the microwave for 45 seconds. Stir in chili sauce and Dijon mustard.. Serve with baked coconut shrimp.

Serves 4 to 6.


Tip: Bread the shrimp ahead of time, refrigerate and bake off just before guests arrive for that crispy coconut bite.

NEXT: Blue Lagoon Cocktail

Blue Lagoon Cocktail

1 oz Blue Curaçao

1 oz vodka

3 oz lemonade

1tsp fresh lime juice


In a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice, combine blue curaçao, vodka, lemonade and lime juice. Shake and strain into a martini glass.

Serves 1

NEXT: Orange Creamsicle Milkshake

Orange Creamsicle Milkshake

1½ cups orange sorbet

1 cup vanilla ice cream

1 cup whole milk

½ tsp vanilla extract


In a blender, combine orange sorbet, vanilla ice cream, milk and vanilla extract. Blend until smooth. Pour into a tall milkshake glass and serve.

Serves 1.