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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 dates ....

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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 dates and celebrate our lives ...

Breaking Down the Old Fashioned

it’s one of the greatest cocktails in the world, and no one does it like we do in Wisconsin

If there were a drink to define Wisconsin, it has to be the Brandy Old Fashioned. The simple, classic drink is easy to find around the country, but for some reason the Wisconsin variation takes a peculiar and unique turn towards complexity and sweetness.

Truly Stacked Cocktail Menu

a Menomonie eatery’s ambitious dive into specialty cocktails

"I had Pop Rocks all over in my hair for Cinco de Mayo. They exploded in the drink, then they were just all over the place."

From Farm to Glass

the freshest ingredients make the freshest cocktails

'A bar shouldn’t be considered any different from a kitchen,” Megan Arts – the manager at Dive and The Informalist – told me. “You have a series of ingredients and it’s how you use them to create the drinks.”

Your Top 3 Favorite Local Libations

the brand new ‘best cocktail’ category in Volume One's annual reader poll yielded some crafty results

Infinity Beverages recently moved from Banbury Place to 3460 Mall Drive, and like their new space, their passion for good drinks and cozy vibes stretches to infinity and beyond. Summer Heat is no exception ...

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