Heat lovers, wrap your lips around this if you dare. Though the name sounds like a Brian Boitano
figure skating event, Monday's Spice & Ice Cocktail party at Cantina
(580 Sutter at Mason) is really all about drinks that pack heat. Author Kara Newman will be on hand to pimp her latest book, Spice & Ice: 60 Tongue-Tickling Cocktails
(Chronicle Books, $16.95). You'll have a chance to sample cocktails made with jalapeños, hot sauce, and related fiery stuff. Take a turn at creating your own spicy drink, and dig into light refreshments, 5:30-7:30 p.m. On Wednesday, Nov. 11, Newman will again be signing books and presiding over cocktails at Omnivore Books
(3885a Cesar Chavez at Church) 6-7 p.m.