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.


Seeking something beyond the usual beer or rail drink? You’ll take on an air of sophistication (not to mention satisfaction!) by ordering up one of these highly-touted cocktails. For the second year in a row, The Great Grampa – a take on the classic Old-Fashioned anchored with Overholt Rye – leads the pack. Order yours while relaxing at The Lakely inside the Oxbow Hotel (516 Galloway St., Eau Claire). Even in wintertime, Summer Heat at Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery (3460 Mall Drive, Eau Claire) will warm you up with its blend of Infinity’s chile pepper vodka and lemonade. Up at the Chippewa River Distillery (402 W. River St., Chippewa Falls), the Chippewa Mule provides a kick thanks to the distillery’s own vodka. – Tom Giffey