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Articles tagged with 'cocktails'

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Sprig + Spirit: Where vodka meets vigor

Published April 20, 2015

A new web site by Madison-based writer Andre Darlington and his sister Tenaya, also a writer, aims to change the way Americans feel about craft cocktails.

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Just say no ... to the cucumber

Published Feb. 24, 2015

Having given it an honest effort at several places around Milwaukee, I've come to a judgment: Cucumber is just a taste that doesn't belong in alcohol.

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Featured bartender: Wild Earth Cucina Italiana's Tammy Petoskey

Published Feb. 23, 2015

Tending bar can mean different things, based on the setting. Slinging drinks at a corner tap isn't anything like manning the wine station at an art museum event or concocting craft cocktails at a fancy restaurant. Milwaukee's Tammy Petoskey has worked at South Side saloons, but now she gets a different view from behind the bar at Wild Earth Cucina, the Italian restaurant in the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino.

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Our thoughts on day drinking

Published Feb. 21, 2015

"It's 5 o'clock somewhere" is an expression that came into existence for a reason - some people like drinking before sundown.

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7 Bar Month cocktails to take your mind off winter

Published Feb. 18, 2015

Doctors are very clear with their warnings that alcohol will not warm you up in the dead of winter. So, obviously, unless you have a Saint Bernard with a little flask of brandy, you should not drink to thaw yourself out during these subzero temperatures in Milwaukee right now. You may, however, drink to take your mind off winter. And it being Bar Month, we tracked down some excellent cocktail recipes from our sponsor brands.

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SoulBoxer Brandy Old Fashioned serves up Wisconsin in a bottle

Published Feb. 4, 2015

The Brandy Old Fashioned is quite possibly the state's signature drink and people are particularly passionate about how it's made. Doug MacKenzie and Jason Neu took this to heart while starting Black Fawn Cocktail Co., a new, local cocktail company that created the SoulBoxer Brandy Old Fashioned.

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Featured bartender: Mario Lanza from Fink's

Published Jan. 25, 2015

OnMilwaukee.com recently stopped in at Fink's for a brandy old fashioned and to talk with bartender Mario Lanza about music, travel, dogs and neck tattoos.

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How to drink absinthe the old-ass fashioned way

Published July 23, 2014

These days, absinthe has become synonymous with forgotten nights in Paris and foxy green fairies. With my knowledge of the infamous green drink limited to pop culture myths and Moulin Rouge, I decided it was time to finally sample absinthe correctly. So, when I received the Absinthe Set in the mail, I was determined to find out if the spirit matched the hype. With three 50ml bottles of absinthe at my disposal, I took the deep dive into the big green and drank absinthe the way it was intended to be drunk.

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Hartzell infuses Stack'd drink list with new craft cocktails

Published June 18, 2014

Stack'd opened in 2009 and, because it is primarily a burger bar, beer was the focus of the beverage offerings. About two years ago, Andrew Hartzell got behind the bar and started to introduce more craft cocktail options to the staff and customers.

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New cocktail menu for Tin Widow

Published May 5, 2014

Tin Widow opened on Feb. 1 and recently the Walker's Point lounge launched a new, signature drink menu.