"Bar Month" at OnMilwaukee is brought to you by Miller Brewing Company, calling Milwaukee home since 1855. For the entire month of March, we're serving up fun articles on bars, clubs and beverages – including guides, the latest trends, bar reviews, the results of our Best of Bars poll and more. Grab a designated driver and dive in!
Bloody Mary at The Wicked Hop
Last year was the very first year for the Best Milwaukee Drink category. And you gave it up for the The Wicked Hop Bloody Mary. And this year, it seems that The Wicked Hop has done it again, bewitching the Brew City with its mozzarella whip-bejeweled pint of spicy tomato lovin'.
Better than a brandy old fashioned in a bubbler? More wickedly tasty than a Milwaukee mule? Yup. That's the verdict, with The Wicked Hop bloody winning by more than 100 votes. We guess it probably helps that you can order up a gigantic version of its classic bloody served up in a glass slipper.
OnMilwaukee editors' pick: Old Fashioned at the Packing House
This year we also asked a variety of prominent Milwaukeeans to weigh in on their pick for specific categories. For this category, we consulted Municipal Court Judge, Derek Mosley.
Mosley's pick: Papa Doble from Hotel Madrid
The drink that I just can't get enough of right now is the Papa Doble from Hotel Madrid with rum, lime, grapefruit, Luxardo Maraschino and mint. What I love the most about it, is the fact that it is served in a Hemingway Head Tiki Mug.
It makes me feel like I'm sitting at a fishing camp in Cuba smoking cigars with the man himself. Alas when I finish the drink I return to my reality of smoking Newports and eating fish sticks. Just kidding, I don't smoke.