By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Oct 21, 2020 at 4:01 PM

Great Lakes Distillery has turned its annual Largest Bloody Mary Party and Food Drive into a drive-thru event, amping up the Milwaukee-ness by adding hot ham and rolls from Glorioso's to the Sunday, Nov. 15 event.

The Packers play Jacksonville that day, so your game day nosh is set.

You can buy kits in advance for pickup from 9 a.m. to noon that day.

Each year, the GLD event raises funds and collects nonperishable food donations for The Hunger Task Force, but this year, in lieu of food donations, $5 of every kit sold will directly benefit the Hunger Task Force.

“To keep everyone safe and healthy this holiday season, Hunger Task Force is not collecting food donations,” says Sherrie Tussler, executive director of Hunger Task Force, “we’re encouraging cash gifts instead. We work with local partners, grocers and distributors to purchase wholesale so your dollar goes a long way in helping feed hungry families.”

You can make a donation during the drive-thru or online here.

There are two different kits you can purchase, one is $45 and the other is $60. Details are below.

“A noon football game, Bloody Marys, and hot ham and rolls is just about as traditional and normal as it gets this time of year in Milwaukee,” says Great Lakes Distillery’s founder Guy Rehorst.

“We really wanted to put something together that could give that experience to people. With that thought in mind Great Lakes Distillery and Glorioso’s have teamed up to offer everything you need to enjoy the game at home.”

The $45 kit Includes:                                     

  • 375ml bottle of Rehorst Gin or Rehorst Vodka
  • 32-ounce growler of Great Lakes Distillery Bloody Mary mix
  • 4 cans of MobCraft Chaser lager beer
  • 4 Klement’s beef sticks & 4 cheese sticks
  • 1 pound of ham and 6 rolls from Glorioso’s Italian Market
  • $5 donation to the Hunger Task Force
  •  2 Buy-one, get-one cocktail coupons for the Great Lakes Distillery Tasting Room

The $60 “Make it a Double” kit​ substitutes in a 750ml bottle of gin or vodka, adds an additional 32-ounce growler of bloody mary mix, and adds two additional BOGO cocktail coupons.

You can purchase kits here online now.

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.