Hot weather is surfacing, and it’s conjuring up exotic visions of gentle ocean breezes, swaying palm trees and the perfect fruit-filled libation. My friend, Kim Haasarud, brings that vision to life in her amazing book, 101 Tropical Drinks. She includes classics, such as the original Mai Tai and Scorpion Bowl, but also gives readers some modern twists. For something refreshing and bright, try the Pineapple Blossom Sangria. If you like smokiness in your cocktail, shake up a mezcal-based Sunburn, with mint, orange, lime juice, grenadine, simple syrup and club soda. The Hemingway Daiquiri is fashioned after Ernest Hemingway’s savory tooth and love for rum – it’s perfectly balanced and not overly complicated. Find inspired cocktails for your upcoming backyard barbeques and beach parties in Kim Haasarud’s 101 Tropical Drinks, available online and in stores for $17.