John Hodgman Unlikely Star of Mixologist Calendar

Mixologist Calendar

Forget Derek Jeter. Sasha Petraske is the real Mr. November.Courtesy Jill DeGroff

In what will surely become mixologys version of Yankees Stadium's Monument Park, Jill DeGroff, wife of King of Cocktails Dale, has sketched caricatures of a dozen cocktailians and included them in a calendar thats going for $17.95 (about the price of an overpriced drink!). Some of the local drink-slingers whose recipes and rosy-cheeked mugs are featured: Audrey Saunders from Pegu Club, Julie Rainer from Flatiron Lounge, and Sasha Petraske from Milk and Honey. Our favorite part, though, is the page on which a pants-less John Hodgman gives his preferred synonyms for booze.

Sleep syrup devils tears shimmer glue zip hop tallow trance juice grain guzzle massage oil mystery nip wowie wawa Irish vinegar French mayonnaise brain shellac distillate of dreamtime jazz chowder fairy pee corn cologne washcloth ringings genuine gin flavored beverage the sweet tonic of olde that slippery syrup Romulan ale near beer stutter milk juniper jizz anti-matter stun gravy

The 2008 Cocktailian Calendar [Kingcocktail.com]