The New-Wave Mai Tai
Think only one recipe for a mai tai exists? Think again. This compilation of 50-plus recipes, gathered from Hawaiian restaurants, bars, resorts, and distilleries, gives a new twist to the 50th state’s iconic cocktail. Find undertones of vanilla bean and orange Curaçao in the Smooth Shredder, or delight in Lava Love’s splashes of Chambord and guava juice. The book’s spiral binding makes for easy reading, leaving your hands free to mix away. By Cheryl Chee Tsutsumi, $16; bookshawaii.net.