Recipes from these books bring island relaxation.
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With catchy names like Coco Loco (a coconut-banana concoction), Bermuda Triangle (Lillet Blanc with amaretto), and Shaken or Stirred (raspberry vodka and coconut rum), choosing one to serve is a challenge. Song suggestions accompany each libation, so while downing a Float Your Boat, put on Lyle Lovett’s “If I Had a Boat.” In the mood to watch a movie? Flip to the listing of Caribbean-inspired flicks for ideas. By Jennifer Trainer Thompson, $16; tenspeed.com.