01/08/2013 09:37 am ET Updated Mar 09, 2013

Take A Vacation In Your Kitchen

When January hits, things can get dreary. Skies are grey, resolutions are fading, and the chill keeps you bundled up indoors, dreaming of warmer climes and maybe a tropical drink or two.

While we may not be able to change the weather forecast, we are here to tell you that you can create your own little tropical vacation in your kitchen. Bright flavors evoke memories of sandy beaches, steel drum bands, and skin tones that move past alabaster. A few paper-umbrella-worthy cocktails don't hurt, either. Go ahead: put the lime in the coconut. Drink it all up.

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Take a Vacation in Your Kitchen