One of the best things about shopping on the internet, in my opinion, is having a package waiting for you on the porch when you get home. Today's package was from Monin, and in it is the thing that's going to get me thru the hot weather this summer - blood orange syrup to make Blood Orange Italian Soda with tiny, crunchy ice cubes. (The gingerbread syrup is to make one the almost 200 recipes I have saved on GroupRecipes)
Speaking of soda...have you ever made your own? I can highly recommend the ginger ale and grape recipes. It's a bit of a process but ever-so well worth it.