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Linda Kay: Bartender Olympian. (PHOTO: Katie Donoghue)

Bartender Olympian: Linda Kay of Whiskey Bar


"Bar Month" at OnMilwaukee.com – brought to you by Hornitos, OR-G, Party Armor, Red Stag, Absolut, Fireball and Malibu – is back for another round! The whole month of February, we're serving up intoxicatingly fun articles on bars and clubs – including guides, the latest trends, bar reviews and more. Grab a designated driver and dive in!

As OnMilwaukee.com gets ready to host its fourth annual Bartender Olympics, you can prepare to cheer on the competition by familiarizing yourself with future Milwaukee Bar Olympians.

We've been profiling the participating bartenders over the last two weeks in preparation for the big night at Wherehouse on Thursday, March 1.

Cheer on your favorite bartender while they compete in four events, including the Pabst can stack, timed drink order, karaoke and the cocktail contest. Special guests include 102.1's Kramp and Adler.

The event is free and features drink specials like $3 Dr. Fireball and Hornitos cocktails, $4 Absolut, Malibu, OR-G, Jim Beam and Red Stag Cocktails, $2 Pabst Tall Boys and free samples of Party Armor.

Plus, 2Cents and OnMilwaukee.com teamed up create a special Bar Month printed edition, which will be available at the event.

Here's a quick Q & A with bartender Linda Kay of The Whiskey Bar:

OnMilwaukee.com: How long have you been tending bar?

Linda Kay: I have been tending bar for one year, but I have eight years in the service industry, promotions and marketing.

OMC: What's your favorite Milwaukee bar (other than the one where you work)?

LK: Wherever my liver directs me.

OMC: What's your favorite special or promotion at your bar or a bar you frequent?

LK: Happy hour all night every Wednesday at Whiskey Bar.

OMC: What's your favorite brunch spot?

LK: Wicked Hop. Bloody Marys. Nom nom nom.

OMC: Have you served anyone famous?

AG: Not yet.

OMC: What drink are you making for Bartender Olympics?

AG: Me So Hornitos

Me So Hornitos
2 ounces Hornitos Plata
¾ ounce pomegranate juice
½ ounce pomegranate syrup
Shake and pour over fresh ice.
Top with a splash of sour soda.
Serve with salted rim and a lemon twist.


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