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In Bars & Clubs

Fox 6 sports reporter Jen Lada likes an occasional martini.

In Bars & Clubs

"Frank only drinks Diet Coke. (He doesn't drink alcohol)." - Terry Caliendo, Frank's Webmaster.

In Bars & Clubs

Jim Powell: "Put me down for a glass of Cakebread chardonnay or a well-crafted Bloody Mary."

In Bars & Clubs

Anne E. Schwartz like the Cosmo.

What'll it be? Milwaukee celebs' favorite cocktails

"Bar Month" at is back for another round! The whole month of February, we're serving up intoxicatingly fun bars and club articles -- including guides, bartender profiles, drink recipes and even a little Brew City bar history. Cheers!

Think of the most common questions asked in the Milwaukee area:

Is it snowing again? How are the roads? Do you think Favre will come back for another year? Cod or perch?

And, the eternal all-time favorite, delivered by friendly mixologists from Bayshore to Bay View to Bristol and everywhere between:

What will you have?

If you've ever tended bar, or stood in line behind indecisive customers, you know that can be a stumper. We asked a number of notable Milwaukeeans which spirits put them in a festive spirit. (Editor's note: All cocktails should be imbibed safely, legally and with proper allowances for transportation).

There answers are listed below. Feel free to use the Talkback feature to announce yours.

Milwaukee, what is your favorite cocktail?

Kevin Brandt
Sidekick/wise guy, "Dave and Carole in the Morning," 96.5 WKLH
"I like Grey Goose and water. It's smooth and refreshing. I also appreciate a fine Malbec and an ice cold Zima. I think of it as a 'power trio.'"

Carole Caine
Co-host, "Dave and Carole in the Morning," 96.5 WKLH

"I'm more of a martini kind of gal. I like Bombay sapphire shaken and straight up with a couple of olives. I also like Stoli on the rocks, a little dirty with a couple of olives. For beer, I know this is going to sound like a homer, but I always have loved a cold Miller High Life. For wine, any "two-buck chuck."

Frank Caliendo

"Frank only drinks Diet Coke. (He doesn't drink alcohol)." -- Terry Caliendo, Frank's Webmaster.

Katrina Cravy
News anchor, Fox 6 Milwaukee
"In my refrigerator, right next to my son's apple juice, is my margarita
mix. Is that wrong? The shorter version: margarita on the rocks with salt."

Jon Greenberg
President, Milwaukee Admirals

"I like Absolut and cranberry and any Miller product."

Michael Hart
Milwaukee defense attorney
"Patron silver in a tub on the rocks with an orange wedge. Three a day keeps the good doctor away."

John Jagler
Host, "Wisconsin's Morning News" on 620 WTMJ

"I'm a beer man all the way. As for what kind, it depends on the mission. One beer? I'll take a Sam Adams. It's Friday and I want to tear my head off? Miller Lite. With cocktails, I would say Tanqueray and tonic.

Eric Jensen
Producer, "Bob and Brian in the Morning," 102.9 The Hog

"Leinie's. Before, during and after fishing."

Mary Karlzen

"My go-to beverage would be a hand-made brandy old-fashioned sweet. It has to be made from scratch, muddled fruit, bitters and all, and none of that old-fashioned mix that tastes like dog spit. Please don't ask me how I know what dog spit tastes like."

Nicole Koglin
Anchor, "Fox 6 Wakeup"

"My favorite drink is kind of boring -- an ice cold bottle of beer-- specifically, Amstel Light."

Brian Kramp
Host, "Kramp and Adler," WLUM 102.1
"It depends on the season. Winter: Blue Moon. Spring: Screwdriver. Summer: Vodka Lemonade. Fall: Vodka Red Bull.

"I guess you could say vodka. Pretty basic stuff."

Jen Lada
Reporter/anchor Fox 6 sports

"I think more than the beverage, it's the person making the cocktail. So, I included the dudes behind the drinks, which makes all the difference in the world!

"Ben at the Wicked Hop makes the best Bloody Mary's. I'll frequently break tradition and order one when I'm done with work and he never gives me a tough time about it being a
'morning beverage.'"

"When I'm looking to get goofy, I turn to the dirty martini. Chad at Centanni has the recipe down and he always hands over plenty of olives -- just the way I like it!"

Dave Luczak
Host, "Dave and Carole in the Morning," 96.5 WKLH

"Beer ... cold. Wine ... Riesling. Cocktail ... anything mixed with Southern Comfort...

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pjk | Feb. 2, 2008 at 2:29 p.m. (report)

When do you interview the celebs'?

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Z_boy | Feb. 2, 2008 at 11:39 a.m. (report)

Hey, Brian Ritchie, will you adopt me? Please?

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yinger73 | Feb. 2, 2008 at 10:14 a.m. (report)

Can I accompany Brian Ritchie on that night out?

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mize | Feb. 2, 2008 at 8:52 a.m. (report)

Milwaukee has some lame celebrities!

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