SUMMER WITH A KICK

Tonight's the time to mix up the freshest cocktail with the best of the summer's growing season. What better way to do that than to pull together both the sweet and the spicy? You can craft this mix to your tastebuds, adding more syrup to give it real zing. If you make up a big batch of jalapeno simple syrup, it will keep in the fridge for a number of weeks--keeping you on the ready for cocktail afternoons. Now go find your lounge chair.