Villarina’s Pasta Shop in New Milford will hold a reception to celebrate the release of Ron Suresha’s new book, “Mugs o’ Joy: Delicious Hot Drinks,” with a book signing Dec. 5 from 4 to 7 p.m.

The event at the 123 Danbury Road (Route 7) business with the New Milford author will feature tastings of several items in his recipe book that features dozens of recipes for dozens of hot drinks from around the globe, including many variations.

Demonstrations and samples of Indian-Spiced Chai and Crockpot Cider Citrus Punch will be offered, and a $3 discount will be offered on copies of “Mugs o’ Joy” personally signed by Suresha at the reception.

First published in 1998, this Twentieth Anniversary Edition of Mugs is thoroughly revised with new recipes and redesigned featuring photographs of antique miniature mugs in the author’s collection.

Suresha is an award-winning author and editor of more than a dozen books of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, art and folklore.

Originally from Detroit, he now lives in New Milford, where he serves as chairman of the town Historic Properties Commission.