Craft of Cocktails is sponsored by:

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse
Holiday Inn
South I-94

Speak Easy, Menomonie

The Gin Mill offers tasty cocktails and everyman brews

There’s a new speakeasy in Menomonie. But it’s OK – you don’t have to keep it a secret. The Gin Mill, (228 Main St.), a new bar with a hidden ...

The Valley's Favorite Cocktails

Volume One readers' picks for the best craft cocktails in the region

According to voters in the 2019 Best of the Chippewa Valley Reader Poll, these craft cocktail conquerors make happy hour a whole lot happier ...

The Eau Claire Old Fashioned

New York Times cocktail writer mixes brandy-laden tribute to city

A new book by New York Times cocktail writer (and Wisconsin native) Robert Simonson memorializes Eau Claire is a way that local imbibers will appreciate: through the name of a cocktail ...

3 Christmastime Cocktails and How to Make Them

share a cup of holiday cheer with these Wisconsin winter favorites

The holidays are a great time of year to try out a new drink (or two!) while celebrating with family and friends. We asked our own family and friends about their favorite Christmastime cocktails ...

More Than Just a Drink

Menomonie bar manager knows cocktails are about experience

'Oh, that looks so good!” 10-year-old Ivy Meier thought when she saw a Grasshopper – after all, the cocktail’s main ingredient was ice cream. She was at a supper club with her mother, sister, and grandmother ...

Inside a Professional's Liquor Cabinet

in his own home, bartender favors high-quality, simple ingredients to mix classic drinks

Cody Maciosek, who has been bartending at The Lakely in Eau  Claire for a little over a year, has five years of cocktail mixing under his belt and a dedication to quality of ingredients. Maciosek takes inspiration for his drinks ...

So, What Makes a Craft Cocktail?

Let’s cut to the chase here: We’re going to spend a lot of time here just talking about booze. But booze plays an important role in our culture. We gather in bars to watch sports and talk politics and go on first ...


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Craft of Cocktails is sponsored by:

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse
Holiday Inn
South I-94