Bottles, big and small, fit perfectly into stockings. Christmas miracle or coincidence? You decide. Regardless, here are five ideas for boozy Brew City gifts from Bittercube, Great Lakes Distillery, MillerCoors, SoulBoxer and Twisted Path Distillery.
Happy holidays, Milwaukee, and remember our signature toast: "414 let's have one more!"
Bittercube’s Trinity bitters
Combining a proprietary blend of Cherry Bark Vanilla, Orange and Bolivar Bitters creates an all-purpose bitters style. A dropper of bitters adds depth and complexity to cocktails (Trinity is great for Old Fashioneds), tea, coffee and seltzer.
Great Lakes Distillery’s Good Land Cranberry and Spice Liqueur
Central Wisconsin is one of the world’s best regions for growing cranberries and this 100 percent natural liqueur is made with pure cranberry juice, fresh lemons, cardamom, cinnamon and pure cane sugar. Pour it into cosmopolitans, cranberry lemonades, Cape Cods, fall cocktails, apple ciders and more.
Champagne-sized Miller High Life
This new, limited-release Miller High Life is packaged in a "Champagne bottle." These bottles just hit retail shelves here and aren't expected to last long. The availability is limited, but it’s at Discount Liquor, 5931 W. Oklahoma Ave. and other places around the area, including Metro Market.
SoulBoxer Bourbon Old Fashioned
This high end, ready-to-pour Old Fashioned is made with either brandy or, new this year, bourbon. The Bourbon Old Fashioned is 68 proof and features top-shelf bourbon aged with tart Door County cherries and real orange peel, then mixed with Angostura bitters and cane sugar. "Less time making. More time drinking."
Twisted Path’s Gin
This modern American gin features 11 organic botanicals including honeybush, cinnamon and vapor-infused hops. It’s introduced as being for gin lovers as well as those who usually don’t like gin.
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