Best Craft Cocktail

Into craft cocktails?

Check out Volume One's Craft of Cocktails special section - with articles and info about the local craft cocktail scene.


These Chippewa Valley cocktail conquerors make happy hour a little happier. The Lakely’s (516 Galloway St., Eau Claire) Great Grampa is sure to fill mouths with bliss and minds with nostalgia. This updated take on the classic Old Fashioned is mixed with Overholt rye, brown sugar lemon, and Angostura bitters, and garnished with a lemon peel. Summer Heat from Infinity Beverages (3460 Mall Drive, Eau Claire) lives up to its name with hints of jalapeno that are balanced with the refreshing flavors of cucumber and lime. The Agave Maria at Dive (333 Gibson St., Eau Claire) has locals buzzing in more ways than one. The cleverly-named cocktail contains Smoky Tequila, agave juice, lime juice, and salt. — Taylor Reisdorf