CREATED BY LYNN CALVO
Renowned bar chef
Creator of Lynn’s Hula Hut in Montauk, NY
Author of cocktail book, “Tiki with a Twist,” published by Sterling Epicure
As a June baby, my favorite season is summer. I’m the proud daughter of a lobsterman and a hard-working mom. I was raised in a very close-knit Italian and Spanish family. At the tender age of six, with my loving grandmother by my side, an old-school juicer, and a bag of lemons, I opened “Lynn’s Lemonade Stand.” My business attire was a Hawaiian grass skirt and an orange lei. Once a hula girl, always a hula girl! Although I was missing a few teeth I was smiling the entire time.
Years later I began bartending in Montauk during the summers and traveling to exotic tropical locales around the globe in the winter.I always seemed to gravitate toward remote villages off the beaten path where I met locals and developed a taste for exotic flavors. I would seek out tiny roadside stands for the freshest ingredients.
Experimenting with unique flavor combinations has always been a passion of mine. My family, the vibrant people I’ve met, and the beautiful cultures I’ve experienced along the way have been a huge inspiration in creating Hula Hut Spirits and who I am today.