The hour is upon us, so herewith a few Christmas items.
Here from the archives is a recipe (via Garden & Gun magazine) for Milk Punch for Christmas Morning and a new recipe for An Old Old-Fashioned .
From our friends at the Gin Monkey blog, a gin drinker’s gift list and from Gastronomista, a recipe for Jagermeister and Rye. Yikes.
From J. Kingston Pierce of The Rap Sheet, here are 10 of The Most Arresting Crime Novels of 2015.
Marilyn Stasio, crime fiction reviewer for the New York Times, sets out her 2015 favorites in Death Takes No Holiday .
From David Zahl at Mockingbird, Consuming 2015: Favorite Music, Media, Books and Humor.
Here is my piece for the Cathedral Church of the Advent blog on Christmas Movies and Serial Killers.
And finally, a Rat Pack Christmas scene — Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr. — from 1967’s Robin and The Seven Hoods: