Morning Media Mix

(Illustration by Lauren Payne)

(Illustration by Lauren Payne)

The Brits just think that a Gin and Tonic can solve any problem, even declining newspaper sales. The Times of London is selling branded small-batch gin. The label (created by paper’s designers) features The Times lion resting on juniper branches, a quote from the newspaper’s founder and a bottle stopper stamped with the Times ‘T.’ (MediaWeek)

David Carr takes on 60 Minutes’s softball segments. (The New York Times)

The Weather Channel is counting on weather during the Superbowl to get viewers. (Capital New York)

Mayor Bloomberg finally went on Saturday Night Live this weekend, so we know that he wasn’t in Bermuda. (The New York Times)

The Post weighs in on the best last-minute ideas for decking the hall(way)s, as culled from magazines. (New York Post)