Craft of Cocktails is sponsored by:

Woodman's Markets
2855 Woodman Drive
Altoona

New Twists on an Old Fashioned Debate

cocktail bars returning to pre-Prohibition-style recipes for beloved Wisconsin drink

For decades, if you sidled up to the bar at any Wisconsin establishment – whether a corner tavern or a northwoods supper club – and ordered an Old Fashioned, you were almost guaranteed to get a very specific drink. It was served on ice in an Old Fashioned glass ...

Sip on the Valley’s Favorite Cocktails

here are our readers’ picks for the best craft cocktails in the region

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

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 ...


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Craft of Cocktails is sponsored by:

Woodman's Markets
2855 Woodman Drive
Altoona