Cocktails

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Need a pick-me-up? It's time for an appointment at Don's TV & Repair

Published June 30, 2020

If you�TMve been worn down by the COVID-19 pandemic �" and all the stressors that have come with it �" your soul might be in need of some minor repairs. It could be that your antenna is no longer receiving the right signals. Your picture tube may have gone grey. Or maybe your capacitor has simply lost its capacity. Welcome to Don�TMs TV & Repair shop, a vintage speakeasy that�TMs equipped with all the replacement parts you need to get your internal diode up and running again.

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4 easy and tasty cocktails you can make with Sprecher Root Beer

Published June 10, 2020

If the idea of a root beer cocktail strikes you with a sense of intrigue, but you haven't the slightest idea how to make one at home, I'm rounding up some ideas that you can easily whip up with ingredients from your own home bar.

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FoodCrush Podcast: A spirited chat with NYT cocktail writer Robert Simonson

Published March 27, 2020

On this week's podcast, we chat with Robert Simonson, Wisconsin native and The New York Times cocktail writer, about a host of topics from his experience growing up in Wisconsin and his career as a theater critic to his transition to writing about cocktails, spirits, bars and bartenders.

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Hidden gem: Bryant's Cocktail Lounge

Published March 26, 2020

You and I both know that Bryant's Cocktail Lounge, 1579 S. 9th St., is anything but hidden. In fact, for edging closer to a century, the place has been a South Side stalwart, slinging handcrafted cocktails to mood-enhancing music and lighting.

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FoodCrush Podcast: Bittercube's Nick Kosevich and Ira Koplowitz

Published March 20, 2020

In this episode of FoodCrush, we delve into the world of craft cocktails with longtime bartenders, consultants and Bittercube founders Nick Kosevich and Ira Koplowitz. We chat about the beauty of bitters, the changing world of craft cocktails and the excitement of launching both their very first bar and a brand new line of Heirloom Liqueurs.

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Life is rough: It's time to treat yourself to something sweet & comforting

Published March 19, 2020

The world has been turned on end. And it's the perfect moment to find joy in the little things. Maybe that's a cookie, or some ice cream. Maybe it's a bottle of wine or a cocktail. Here are some ideas for treating yourself (and maybe even your friends and neighbors) while supporting locally owned small businesses.

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Take the bitter with the sweet: A word on digestifs

Published March 17, 2020

Amari - bitter Italian digestifs - are just beginning to take off in Milwaukee. And thanks to a growing number of bitter-loving barkeeps, there are several places where you can get an introduction to these deliciously bitter after-dinner liqueurs.

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Infusing bitters mash into spirits makes tastier cocktails at Bittercube Bar

Published March 4, 2020

Bitters have long been used to add complexity to cocktails. But the talented staff at Bittercube have taken the use of bitters a step further, reducing waste (and making their cocktails tastier) by infusing the spirits at the bar with the byproducts of the bitters making process.

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Milwaukee's best craft cocktails, 2020

Published March 2, 2020

With its menu-free approach, dimly lit and warmly jazzy vibe, and - of course - its old-school cocktails, ice cream drinks and tasty tipples, Bryant's may be a total throwback, but the South Side lounge is a classic no matter the year.