By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Mar 04, 2021 at 11:01 AM

March is "Bar Month" on OnMilwaukee. Get ready to soak up more bar articles, imbibable stories and cocktailing content all month long. For more of our Bar Month stories click here

Lost Whale and their tiki-themed Pufferfish are getting into the Bar Month spirit with two very special virtual cocktail classes during the month of March.

Each of the free classes will feature a brand new spirit from the Diageo portfolio and will be hosted by Lost Whale General Manager JC Cunningham in conjunction with Erik Mulberry, the new Diageo Educational Ambassador for Wisconsin. Both will be broadcasted live from both the @PufferfishTiki and @LostWhaleMKE Instagram accounts.

“It’s always wonderful to be on the forefront of working with new spirits,” says Cunningham. “It ignites our creative sparks, and it’s fun to be able to use our creativity to get people excited about something new.”

What to expect

Both classes will start off with a quick introduction to the spirit from Mulberry, plus a cocktail demonstration by Cunningham teaching you how to use it to make an easy cocktail at home.

During each session, Cunningham will also unveil a delicious new cocktail that will be available for purchase at Lost Whale for two weeks following the class. A short question and answer session at the end of each class will allow you to unearth answers to your questions about the spirit and cocktails. 

Monday, March 8 at 7 p.m.
Tune in:  Instagram at @PufferfishTiki or @LostWhaleMKE
Featured spirit: Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye Whisky (Canadian rye whisky made with 90% rye)
Featured DIY cocktail: A Wisconsin style rye old fashioned

Monday, March 22 at 7 p.m. 
Tune in
:  Instagram at @PufferfishTiki or @LostWhaleMKE
Featured spirit: Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla Gin (Tanqueray infused with bittersweet Seville orange)
Featured DIY cocktail: The Collins of Sevilla (pictured above)

 “We pride ourselves on having created a bar environment that’s as safe as possible for our guests,” says Cunningham, “And we’re excited to be able to introduce new things on a regular basis that make peoples’ lives more fun and enjoyable.”

Reservations are available for both Lost Whale and Pufferfish Thursday through Sunday 5-10:30. Head to lostwhalemke.com to make yours.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.