BYO Electricity; Hot Cocktails Return

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• Grinch alert: M. Rohrs' House of Fine Teas & Coffee is charging customers $3 an hour to plug in their computers. [NYP]

• The cold December weather calls for hot cocktails, like hot spiced cognac at Haven and persimmon cider at Apothéke. [Urbanite/amNY]

• The advent of the holiday season means it's time for pasteles, the traditional Puerto Rican meat-filled cake. [NYT]

• Once relegated to college parties, punch is back in the city's trendy bars. [Metromix]