It's been unseasonably warm lately, and I am loving every second of it. My favorite warm weather casual cocktail is called "the operator," and it's a very simple thing. 1 part white wine, 1 part ginger ale, and a splash of lime juice. Served over ice, it's a good cool answer to a warm evening, and a lot less dangerous than gulping down wine in 95-degree weather. It's nothing fancy, so I usually find the best dollar-to-volume ratio in the wine aisle (without resorting to boxes so far) and don't worry if I've forgotten to cork the wine at the end of the evening.