Monday, September 21, 2015

Milwaukee Cocktail Week, Day 6 & 7: Thatcher's Dinner at Wolf Peach

Monday, September 21

Distil has an amazing 4 course whiskey dinner planned with Heaven Hill -- but it is sold out! This is why you need to act fast and make reservations right away. Sorry.

What you can do tonight is go to Boone & Crockett at 9 pm. Celebrate Bay View at Boone & Crockett with cocktails made with Bay View’s own Twisted Path Distillery and Bittercube Bitters. Enjoy a specially crafted one-night-only cocktail menu during this Milwaukee Cocktail Week SIN-oriented event.

Date: Monday, Sept 21st
Time: 9 pm – 2 am
Location: Boone & Crockett – 2151 S Kinnickinnic Ave
Price: Free event, special cocktail prices
RSVP: Not Required

Tuesday, September 22

Don't miss the Thatcher's dinner at Wolf Peach. Take a look at this menu and then call to make your reservation before it's too late!

Thatcher's Cocktail Dinner @ Wolf Peach

Time: 6:30 pm cocktail reception; 7:00 pm seating
Location: 1818 N Hubbard St
Courses: Cocktail reception plus 5 course menu with cocktail pairings
Price: $70 + tax & gratuity
RSVP: (414) 374-8480

Friday, September 18, 2015

The Best Cocktail Weekend in Milwaukee

Photo by Milwaukee Cocktail Week

We are looking forward to this fun-filled weekend! Saturday is the Milwaukee Cocktail College and Spirit Festival. There's still time to get your tickets ($40 + tax and service fee online) or you can pay at the door ($45 + tax and service fee). Even better -- get the Weekend Pass ($65 + tax and service fee) because you'll want to go to the Tailgate Party on Sunday and the Weekend Pass gets you in to both events!

Milwaukee Cocktail College and Spirit Festival

All ticket holders get unlimited tastings, a complimentary tasting glass and snacks provided by Indulge at Skylight. There is also a Wisconsin distillers round table discussion that seems extremely interesting featuring 5 of the owners/distillers located in Wisconsin. Also, attendees get to experience the very special Bombay Sapphire/Bittercube Tonic Lab.

Here's a list of the spirits that will be available*:
  • 45th Parallel -- Border Bourbon, New Richmond Rye, Vodka
  • American Born Moonshine -- Original White Lightning, Apple Pie, Dixie Sweet Tea
  • Aviation Gin
  • Batch 206 -- Counter Gin , Old Tom Counter Gin, Barrel Raider Bourbon
  • Bombay - Bombay Dry Gin, Bombay Sapphire Gin, Bombay Sapphire East Gin
  • Brown Jug Bourbon Cream
  • Central Standard -- Vodka, Gin, White Whiskey
  • Copper & Kings -- Immature Brandy, Craft Brandy, Vapor-distilled Absinthe
  • Dingle Gin
  • Great Lakes Distillery -- Gin, Vodka, Roaring Dan Rum, KK Whiskey
  • Great Northern Distilling -- Potato Vodka, Herbalist Gin, Vanguard Whiskey
  • Maison Rouge VSOP
  • New Holland Distillery -- Clockwork Orange, Hatter Royale, Barrel-Aged Knickerbocker, Amber Rum
  • Panther Distillery -- Spiked Apple, Minnesota 14 Whiskey, Pike Street Bourbon
  • The Real McCoy Rum
  • Soul Boxer Cocktails
  • Thatcher's Organic Liqueur -- Blood Orange Liqueur, Elderflower Liqueur
  • Twisted Path Distillery -- Vodka, Unaged Rum, Aged Rum
  • Vikre Distillery -- Juniper Gin, Spruce Gin, Cedar Gin, Voyager Aquavit
*subject to change, based on availability

Time: 1 pm – 4 pm (VIP tickets 12:30 pm - 4 pm)
Location: Broadway Theatre Center – 158 North Broadway
Price: $40 Advance Tickets, $45 at the door, or $65 for the Weekend Pass (admission to both College and Tailgate)
RSVP: Buy tickets here!

Milwaukee Cocktail Tailgate Party

Photo by Milwaukee Cocktail Week
This all-inclusive, ticketed event features food sampling from some of the best restaurants in town paired with cocktail samples created by some of the best bartenders in town.
Meet and greet local restaurateurs, chefs and bartenders, mingle with other cocktail enthusiasts and indulge in all the great Milwaukee food and drink as you play classic tailgate games and watch the football game on Horny Goats giant TV! Additional beverages will be available at the Horny Goat Hideaway cash bar.

Participating Resturants Include:
BelAir Cantina
The Cheel
Harbor House
Ono Kine Grindz
Holey Moley
Horny Goat
Mekong Cafe

Photo by Milwaukee Cocktail Week
Participating Bars Include:
The Hamilton
Boone & Crockett
Story Hill BKC
La Masa

Time: 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
Location: Horny Goat Hideaway Tent – 2011 South 1st Street
Price: $40 Advance Tickets, $45 at the door, or $65 for the Weekend Pass (admission to both Tailgate and Cocktail College)
RSVP: Buy tickets here!

Photo by Milwaukee Cocktail Week

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Milwaukee Cocktail Week, Day 3: Cocktail Dinner at Bavette

Great Lakes Distillery Dinner at Bavette

This year, chef/owner of Bavette in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward has invited two amazing bartenders from Madison to collaborate with for a fantastic Great Lakes Distillery dinner. Celebrated Madison bartenders are Tom Dufek (Merchant) and Ricky Pajewski (Oliver's Public House).

Take a look at the menu:

Course 1 — Relish Tray: small bites of radishes with smoked lardo & pickled radish pods, chicken liver mousse, white anchovies with oven dried baby roma tomatoes

Course 2 — Beef Tartare with Tonnato Sauce

Course 3 — Chili Caramel Octopus with compressed melon, mint, cashew and feta

Course 4 — Pork Cheeks with squid ink-‘nduja paella, rock shrimp gremolata and romesco sauce

Course 5 — Nectarine Almond Custard Cake with blackberry ice cream

Seats are still available, and reservations are required.

Great Lakes Distillery Dinner @ Bavette

Time: 6:30 pm reception; 7:00 pm seating
Location: 330 E Menomonee St
Courses: 5 course menu with cocktail pairings
Price: $70 + tax & gratuity
RSVP: (414) 273-3375