Event Schedule

Milwaukee Cocktail Week 2014 – Sept 21st – 27th

Mark your calendars! We’re happy to announce that we’ve picked the official dates for Milwaukee Cocktail Week (MKECW), 2014! In this, our 2nd year, we’ll once again be organizing a great series of cocktail-focused events during the last full week of September, Sunday the 21st – Saturday the 27th.

Like last year, we’ll “kick it off” with our Kickoff Tailgate on Sunday, September 21st. We’ll once again pair excellent Milwaukee chefs with local bartenders and create unique and fun food and drink pairings that guests can sample throughout the event. Tickets will go on sale soon and we’ll have more details at that time.

Also like last year, the heart and soul of MKECW will be our weekday events put together by our venue partners and sponsoring spirit brands. We’re very excited to be helping to organize a large number of cocktail dinners at some of Milwaukee’s top restaurants and pre-and-post-dinner events at some of our cities best cocktail joints. We invite (and indeed encourage) you to attend as many of these fun and often educational events as you desire. There will be something exciting happening every single day of Cocktail Week! As events solidify, we’ll add them to our official schedule.

Our week of celebration will close on Saturday, September 27th with our Cocktail College and Distilled Spirits Festival. Here, you’ll be able to sample the distilled spirits that helped make MKECW possible. Each brand will have a table and be pouring small samples of their brands. You’ll have the chance to speak with many of the distillers or distillery representatives, ask them questions and, with luck, find a few new favorites. In addition to all the sampling, guests will be invited to attend cocktail seminars throughout the event on a variety of topics. By the end of the event, we’re confident you’ll have a few new tricks up your sleeves and a better working knowledge as to how to improve your cocktails at home or at your next cocktail party.

MKECW Kickoff Tailgate @ Horny Goat Hideaway
Sep 21 @ 11:30 am – 3:30 pm


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**UPDATE** We’re proud to announce that Wisconsin Foodie host Kyle Cherek will be our EmCee at the Kickoff Tailgate! We’re also getting in new details for the food and cocktail pairings every day. For now, here are the restaurants, bars ad spirit brands involved. For now, these are NOW specific pairings! We’re super excited to have all these great chefs and bartenders involved!

Spirit Brand
Blue Jacket
Pierre Ferrand
Afro Fusion Cuisine
Iron Horse Hotel
Thatcher’s Organic Vodka
Journeyman Distillery
Great Lakes Distillery
Chef’s Table
Mississippi River Distilling Co
Wayward Kitchen & Bar
New Holland Distillery
Wollershiem Winery
Tall Guy & a Grill
Lucky Joe’s Tiki Room
44 North Vodka
Horny Goat Hideaway
Boone & Crockett
Aviation Gin

Join us for the 2nd annual MKE Cocktail Week Kickoff Tailgate! This is an exclusive, limited-ticket event in the “Big F’n Tent” at the Horny Goat Hideaway on 1st & Becher. Attendees will enjoy unlimited (within reason) samples of food and cocktail pairing between some of Milwaukee’s favorite chefs and bartenders, all while football game airs in the background on the tents giant TV!

Last year, seven Milwaukee chefs were tasked with preparing their own creative take on “classic tailgate fare.” Then, seven of Brew City’s finest bartenders were paired with a sponsoring spirit brand and asked to concoct a creative recipe to pair with one of the chefs’ dishes. This year, the event will be bigger and better! Purchase your tickets now and reserve your spot at Milwaukee’s most unique and exclusive tailgate party!


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Bartender Seminar: Mississippi River Distilling — Craft Whiskey and Their Use in Cocktails @ Tin Widow
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm


All bartenders, from the most veteran in craft cocktails to the weekend warriors and everything in between, are invited to join us at Tin Widow from 1-3 pm on Monday, Sept 22nd for a craft whiskey education and tasting featuring Mississippi River Distilling Co. out of Iowa. Owner and Distiller, Ryan Burchett, will be on hand to sample out and walk you through his product line. He will then proceed with a brief overview of craft whiskey, the challenges they face, the advantages they have and their own unique place in craft cocktails.

Attendees will learn all about how craft distilleries like Mississippi River Distilling Co produce their whiskey, from the grain they use, through the fermentation process of the mash, finally ending with distillation and barrel ageing. Ryan will also be on hand to answer any questions you might have regarding craft distilling, whiskey in general and his products specifically. Sample cocktails using his whiskies will be provided, as well as light lunch.

This event is free to attend. RSVPs, while not necessary, are appreciated for planning purposes for product and food. All bartenders are invited, and we encourage everyone to help spread the word to their colleagues and co-workers.

Five-Course New Holland “Summer’s End” Cocktail Dinner @ Movida
Sep 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm


Join Movida and New Holland Distillery as they host a very special five-course cocktail dinner on Monday, Sept 22nd. This reservation-only dinner will feature Movida’s unique Modern Spanish Tapas-style cuisine paired with cocktails featuring New Holland Artisan Spirits. New Holland distillers, brewers and more will be present at the dinner. Doors will open at 6:30pm. Beer and Wine will be made available for purchase before seating. Seating will begin at 6:50 pm, with the First Course being promptly served at 7 pm.

When:  Monday, September 22nd
Where:  Movida
Cost:  $65 plus tax & gratuity
RSVP: call 414-224-5300



Course 1: Steak, Manchego, Red Currant Sauce
Paired with: New Holland Knickerbocker Gin, Door County Cherry Syrup, Lime, Red Currant Tincuture, Cava

Course 2: Mushroom Croquetta, Parsley Pesto, Paprika Oil
Paired with:
New Holland Freshwater Michigan Rum, Lime, Thyme Syrup, Bittercube Jamaican #1 Bitters, Mint

Course 3: Cucumber & Melon, Chili Vinaigrette, Grilled Shrimp
Paired with: Movida House White Sangria Featuring “New Holland Clockwork Orange Liqueur” – Spanish White Wine, Kiwi Strawberry Syrup, NH Clockwork Orange, Lime, Brandy, Sherry, Cava

Course 4: Roasted Quail, Celery Root & Balsamic, Cauliflower, Orange
Paired with: New Holland Beer Barrel Bourbon, Peach Brown Sugar Syrup, Bittercube Trinity Bitters

Course 5: Basil Ice Cream, Bittersweet Chocolate, Raspberry, Salted Serrano Ham
Paired with: New Holland Knickerbocker Barrel Aged Gin, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, Campari, Bittercube Jamaican #2 Bitters



Hendrick’s Gin Four-Course Cocktail Dinner @ AP Bar & Kitchen
Sep 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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Join Hendrick’s Gin ambassador Kris Dopek at AP Bar & Kitchen in Walker’s Point on Monday, Sept 22nd for a four-course cocktail dinner in celebration of Milwaukee Cocktail Week! Guests will enjoy a short cocktail reception, beginning at 6:30pm, with dinner starting promptly at 7pm. Three savory courses and one dessert course will each be paired with a cocktail highlighting the curiously unusual flavors of Hendrick’s Gin. Learn about what makes Hendrick’s Gin so unique as brand ambassador Kris Dopek educates and entertains between courses. $65 per person, reservations required. Call AP Bar & Kitchen to reserve your seat – (414) 672-6000.

When:  Monday, Sept 22nd — 6:30 – 9pm
Where:  AP Bar & Kitchen
Cost:  $65/person, plus tax & gratuity
RSVP:  call (414) 672-6000
Menu coming soon …
Journeyman Distillery Gin Fizz Competition @ Blue Jacket
Sep 22 @ 9:00 pm – 12:00 am

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Join some of Milwaukee’s finest bartenders, each representing their respective bars & restaurants, as they battle it out for citywide bragging rights for the next year.

The task: to create their very best riff on a gin fizz cocktail using Journeyman Distillery’s gin and barrel-aged gin. During last year’s Cocktail Week, Michael McDonald from Blue Jacket won the Journeyman Whiskey Old Fashioned competition, granting Blue Jacket home field advantage this year. He’ll be defending his title this year against bartenders from Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge, Boone & Crockett, Morel, Movida and Lucky Joe’s Tiki Room. More competitors will no doubt be stepping forward soon.

Guests will be entertained as these bartenders trash talk and shake up their best renditions of the classic gin fizz. Samples will be poured and freely given, with full cocktails available for purchase. At the end of the evening, a winner will be crowned, given an ugly trophy and be tasked with hosting next year’s competition.

Good times will be had by all.

When: Monday, Sept 22nd — 9pm – mid
Where: Blue Jacket
Cost: Free to attend, cocktails available for purchase
RSVP: Nah, you’re good. Come on in.

New Holland Distillery Nightcap @ Tin Widow
Sep 22 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

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End the first full night of Milwaukee Cocktail Week with a nightcap with the folks at New Holland Distillery. We’ll be at Tin Widow following the New Holland dinner at Movida. Join us for a nightcap cocktail, spirit or New Holland brew and meet the distillers, brewers and other New Holland representatives. Ask questions, get nerdy, or just enjoy a nice quite drink with like-minded people in the gorgeous new Tin Widow bar in Walker’s Point.

Bartender & Enthusiast Seminar: Hendrick’s Gin — Deconstruction Tasting and Gin Seminar @ Boone & Crockett
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Join us on Tuesday, Sept 23rd at Boone & Crockett for a most peculiar look into the liquid that makes up Hendrick’s Gin. In this extremely rare opportunity, taste the two extraordinary individual liquids that make up this marvelous gin of ours, before they are blended into the final product. Also, learn the secrets of our Antique Bennet and Carterhead stills.

Food and spirit samples will be provided. This event is free to attend. RSVPs, while not necessary, are appreciated for product and food planning purposes. All bartenders and true gin enthusiasts are invited, and we encourage everyone to help spread the word to their colleagues and co-workers.

St. George Spirits Cocktail Happy Hour @ Potawatomi Hotel Lobby Bar
Sep 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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Potawatomi will host a happy hour from 4 – 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23. The happy hour, at the hotel lobby bar, will be the official launch of the Potawatomi Hotel Lobby Bar’s new happy hour. Join us as we feature a special menu featuring St. George Spirits craft cocktails (different from the barrel-aged cocktails served at Friday’s Locavore dinner). Five different St. George cocktails will be featured for $5 each. Each drink will be made using a different type of alcohol whether it be vodka, rum, brandy, gin, etc. Guests will enjoy an intimate atmosphere in Milwaukee’s newest hotel as bartenders prepare each drink in front of you and facilitate a discussion on craft distilleries and cocktails across the United States.

When: Tuesday, Sept 23rd — 4-6pm
Where: Potawatomi Hotel & Casino Bar
Cost: Free to attend, special $5 cocktail menu
RSVP: None Required

About Potawatomi Hotel Lobby Bar:
The beautiful new Potawatomi Hotel features a high-energy lobby bar that features hand-crafted cocktails highlighted by local ingredients, regional and small-batch beers and premium organic wines by the bottle and glass.

5 Course “Coast vs Coast” Dinner Featuring New Holland (MI) & Death’s Door (WI) @ Goodkind
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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Join us at Goodkind the evening of Tuesday, September 23rd for a special 5-course “Coast vs Coast” cocktail pairing dinner that pits Wisconsin’s own Death’s Door Distillery up against our friends across the lake, Michigan’s New Holland Distillery! Experience hand-crafted cocktails  showcasing the spirits from both coasts as they are expertly paired with each course from Goodkind’s kitchen!

This full dinner begins with a reception starting at 6pm. Plates drop at 7pm.

$100.00 per person. Reservations are required, and seating is very limited, so RSVP today!

About Goodkind:
Goodkind is a restaurant and corner tavern tucked away in Milwaukee’s Bay View neighborhood, near the shores of Lake Michigan. Taking a modern approach to Old-World dining, we specialize in rotisserie meats, local produce, and house-made cocktails.

We opened June 2014 in an old, beloved residential building that had previously housed businesses as varied as a pizza parlor, blacksmith shop and of course, a typical Milwaukee neighborhood tap. Goodkind is the new epoch in a long, rich history. It’s a responsibility we take very seriously. We’ve reinvented our inherited space to feel comfortable, timeless, and energizing.

Our casual approach focuses on the experience above all else. We pride ourselves on taking off the white linens and making dinner fun and approachable without sacrificing quality or elegance.

At Goodkind, we don’t just focus on a delicate pairing of food and drink, we strive to create a truly symbiotic relationship between our kitchen and bar. Serving a full kitchen menu until 1 a.m. solidifies our intention of being a bar and a restaurant. Through our close friendships with artisanal producers and providers, we have access to rare releases and unique seasonal offerings. Deliveries arrive daily, and the ingredients are as likely to appear on your plate as they are in your glass. Our aim is to continually surprise you. And ourselves.

All to the Good &
the best of its Kind!

Central Standard Craft Distillery Supper Club @ Braise
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Join Braise Restaurant as we feature a 3-course dinner with cocktail pairings from our new neighbor Central Standard Craft Distillery! Break bread together and meet some of the distillers of Milwaukee’s newest distillery. This 3-course family-style dinner is $50 per person (plus gratuity). Be one of the first to sample products from Milwaukee’s newest distillery – Central Standard Craft Distillery!

Purchase your tickets by clicking here.

About Braise:
Braise Restaurant & Culinary School has a daily changing menu based on seasonal items available from local farmers. In addition to our nightly menu, every month Braise hosts a special family-style dinner on a Tuesday night. Open to a maximum of 40 guests and usually feature a 3-course menu, these dinners generally also have a special guest joining us. It might be a farmer, a chef, someone famous … you never know!  

Hendrick’s Gin Cocktail Academy @ Iron Horse Hotel
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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Let Hendrick’s gin shake up your sense of the unusual in this delightfully peculiar hands-on Cocktail Academy! Two sessions will be held at the Iron Horse Hotel on Tuesday, Sept 23rd: one from 6-7:30 pm, and one from 8-9:30 pm. In these sessions, attendees will be treated to a brief educational dissertation on the bizarrely botanicaled Hendrick’s gin, followed promptly by an interactive series of cocktail demonstrations. Follow along with your own bar tools, spirits, juices and garnishes provided for you courtesy of Hendrick’s gin, and shake, stir and sip the resultant concoctions to your heart’s (or liver’s) content. Sessions are limited to 35 guests each, first come first shake, so an RSVP is required. Some light hors d’oeuvrs will be provided.

When:  Tuesday, Sept 23rd — 6-7:30 pm for session one, 8-9:30 pm for session two
Where:  The Iron Horse Hotel
Cost:  Free to attend, but space is very limited
RSVP:  Required – michelle.malicki@momentumww.com

Bartender Seminar: Roca Patrón — Tequila Master Class @ The Hotel Foster
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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All bartenders, from the most veteran in craft cocktails to the weekend warriors and everything in between, are invited to join us at The Hotel Foster from 1-3 pm on Wednesday, Sept 24th for a master class on Tequila by Patrón, featuring their newest ultra premium offering, Roca Patrón. Sample the products as you learn all about Tequila, from the agave plant of which it’s made, through harvesting, cooking and fermentation of the agave, and ending with distillation and aging of the various types of Tequila.

Attendees will learn the difference between the types of Tequila, how to tell quality Tequila from “mixtos,” and best the flavors that come from the best Tequilas. If you think of Tequila as primarily a shot spirit or used in margarits, this class is for you! In addition to the samples of each spirit, cocktails using Roca Patrón will also be provided, as well as light lunch.

This event is free to attend. RSVPs, while not necessary, will guarantee a seat and are appreciated for planning purposes for product and food. All bartenders are invited, and we encourage everyone to help spread the word to their colleagues and co-workers.

Mixology 102 with Grey Goose @ MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant at the Harley-Davidson Museum®
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Shake it!  Stir It!  Drink It!  In this unique and exclusive hands-on mixology class with the world’s best tasting vodka, Grey Goose, participants will learn to craft their own delicious cocktails.  Bar nibbles provided by MOTOR® to cleanse the palate. Tickets are $32.00 and can be purchased by phone at (414) 287-2778, online at h-dmuseum.com or in person at MOTOR®. Tickets cannot be refunded and reservations are required. Add on a Museum ticket for just $10. Museum tickets will be valid for thirty days after purchase.

When:  September 24th — 6-8pm
Where:  MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant at the Harley-Davidson Museum®
Cost:  $32.00

400 W. Canal St.
Milwaukee, WI 53201
(414) 287-2778

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The Heart of Mexico: An Agave-based cocktail and tasting menu @ Cempazuchi Comida Brava
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Take a tour of Mexico, from the northern desert state of Chihuahua, to the rain forests of Oaxaca. Whether its Tequila, Mezcal, or Sotol, it all starts with the Maguey plant. Explore these sometimes mystifying and often misunderstood spirits in an array of cocktails paired with regional Mexican cuisine and street food. This evening will consist of 5 courses, each paired with a cocktail — one Sotol, two Tequila and two Mezcal. Dinner will begin at 6pm and go to about 9pm. $60 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations required. Call Cempazuchi a(414) 291-5233.

 Wednesday, September 24th — 6-9pm
Where:  Cempazuchi Comida Brava
Cost:  $60/person, plus tax and gratuity
RSVP:  414-291-5233
About Cempazuchi:
Mexican restaurant on Milwaukee’s historic Brady Street. Serving regional Mexican Cuisine from Oaxaca and Mexico City. We offer an impressive selection of Tequilas, and Milwaukee’s largest selection of Mezcals. NOT your typical Mexican restaurant.
Wisconsin Foodie Five-Course Great Lakes Distillery Dinner @ Bavette La Boucherie
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Join Bavette and Wisconsin Foodie as they host a five-couse dinner pairing Bavette’s fine locally-sourced cuisine with cocktails prepared using Wisconsin’s first operating distillery since prohibition, Milwaukee’s own Great Lakes Distillery! Wisconsin Foodie host, Kyle Cherek, will be on hand leading an informative and fun discussion with Bavette’s chef & owner Karen Bell, Movida bartender Daniel Beres and Great Lakes Distillery owner Guy Rehorst. Doors open at 6 pm. Cocktail hour from 6 pm to 7 pm, with beer and wine available for purchase. Seating and First Course promptly at 7 pm. Don’t miss this mid-week culinary celebration of all things Wisconsin!

When:  Wednesday, September 24th
Where:  Bavette La Boucherie
Cost:  $70 (plus tax & gratuity)
RSVP:  Reservations can be made by calling Bavette at  414-273-3375


Course 1:  House cured bresaola with ricotta, fig olive tapenade & almonds
Paired with:  GLD Kirschwasser, Lemon, Bittercube Bolivar Bitters, Cava

Course 2:  Steak tartare with star anise and candied kumquats
Paired with:  Roaring Dan’s Rum, Wisco Pop Root Beer Syrup, Lime, Bittercube Blackstrap Bitters

Course 3:  Prosciutto wrapped shrimp with smoked trout brandade and saffron vinaigrette
Paired with:  GLD Pumpkin Spirit, Maple Syrup, Bittercube Jamaican #1 Bitters, Orange Oil

Course 4:  Roast pork shoulder with bacon-date puree, harissa roasted carrots and pumpkin seeds
Paired with:  GLD Kinnickinnic Whiskey, Lemon, Cabernet Syrup, Egg White, Bittercube Cherry Bark Vanilla Bitters

Course 5:  Olive oil cake with rosemary peach compote & creme fraiche
Paired with:  Rehorst Gin, Cocchi Rosa Vermouth, Campari, Bittercube Jamaican #2 Bitters

Five-Course Gin Dinner @ c.1880
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

MKE Cocktail Week V2

Inspired by the history of Walkers Point and the building of which c.1880 calls home (which during the prohibition distilled bootleg gin in the basement). The cornucopia of flavors of gin will be the forward movement of the evening’s dinner, with cocktails created by General Manager & Beverage Director Joshua Wolter. Gins being used include, but are not limited to, Rehorst, Hendricks, St. George, Old Tom’s, and Dry Fly. Also an array of mixers, bitters, and other liquors will be present.

This will be a 5-Course Menu with cocktail pairings, further details to come. Communal Seating.


Reservation Required. Reservations can be made by phone or email.



~ Amuse ~

First Course: Fluke – Jamaican “Jerk”/Grapefruit/Avocado
paired with “Waring Neighbors” –  Hendricks/Blanc De Blanc/Creme De Pamplemousse/Carpano/Jamaica #2

Second Course: Tiger Shrimp- Green Mango/Tomatillo/Crispy Rice
paired with “The Clocktower” – Dry Fly Barrel Aged/Thatchers Cucumber/Pimms No.1/Lime

Third Course: Smoked Trout – Elderflower/Peewee Potato/Sour Cream
paired with “False Walls” – Rehorst/Chamomile/St. Germain/Lemon

Fourth Course: Pork Shoulder – Bar/B/Que
paired with “Old Fashion 1880” – Old Tom’s Ransom/Scrappys Lavender/Kirsch Cherry

~ Pre-Dessert ~

Fifth Course: Lemon Curd – Olive Oil/Fennel/Blackberry
paired with “George H. Walker” – St. George Botanivore/Dolin De Chambery/Lillet Rose/Blackstrap


About c.1880:
Nestled in the quiet neighborhood of Historic Walkers Point, c.1880 points to highlight the pallet with not only flavor, but sight. With respect to using as much locally sourced meat and produce as possible, the flavors are meant to compliment the terroir from which it was received. Beverage choices have been hand selected to compliment all of the creations of Chef Hauck. Intimate, romantic, yet adventurous, all the things you will find when you visit.

Central Standard Craft Distillery Happy Hour & Tasting @ Central Standard Craft Distillery
Sep 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Join us at Milwaukee’s newest distillery, Central Standard Craft Distillery, on Thursday, Sept 25th from 5-8 pm for a very special “Happy Hour” spirit tasting and cocktail event. During this special Cocktail Week event, guests will enjoy 1/2 price spirit tasting flights ($5) and a special $5 craft cocktail menu featuring each of Central Standard’s three spirits.

Guests will also be able to interact with the distillery owners, who will also be enjoying the craft cocktails of the evening. Lastly, several of the botanicals that make up Central Standard’s gin will be available to smell and/or taste, including the infamous schizandra berry, one of the botanicals that makes their gin truly unique!

Exclusive $5 Cocktail Menu:
Vodka: Milwaukee Mule
Gin: Gin Fizz
White Whiskey: White Whiskey Old Fashioned

Last Picnic of Summer American Cancer Society Benefit @ SURG on the Water
Sep 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm




Join us at SURG on the Water on Thursday, Sept 25th for The Last Picnic of Summer. At this benefit event for the American Cancer Society, attendees can enjoy heavy hors d’oeurves and desserts from SURG on the Water, a cash bar featuring premium cocktails, live music from the Tinker Boys, raffles, lawn games and more! Enjoy the last bit of summer and mingle for a good cause. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Suggested donation of $10 in advance or $20 at the door. VIP tickets available (including 1 drink, 5 raffle tickets and a mason jar jug) for a $25 donation.

Get your tickets by clicking here!


ÆppelTreow Winery & Distillery 4-course Dinner @ Blue Jacket
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Join us at Blue Jacket as we host a cocktail dinner with ÆppelTreow Winery & Distillery on September 25th for Milwaukee Cocktail Week. ÆppelTreow Winery is a small distillery from Burlington, WI focused on the forgotten cider heritage and the farmstead ciders of rural England and France. Chef, Matt Kerley, will be pairing five cocktails with a four course meal. Tickets will be $55 for the event. Cocktail hour will begin at 6:00 p.m. Make your reservations now- 414-312-7098. We will have limited seating available for that evening. Menu coming soon.

When: Thuesday, September 25th — 6pm for cocktail hour, dinner at 7pm
Where:  Blue Jacket in Walker’s Point
Cost:  $55 per person, plus tax and gratuity
RSVP:  414-312-7098

Great Lakes Distillery 4-Course Cocktail Dinner @ Trocadero Gastrobar
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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Join Trocadero and Great Lakes Distillery as they collaborate to bring you a 4-course cocktail pairing dinner on Thursday, September 25. Chef Brad Clark, Bar Manager Lindsay Saure, and Bar Manager Lance Lanigan will join forces to create a 4-course menu utilizing the spirits of Great Lakes Distillery.

5 Cocktails | 4 Courses | $65 plus tax and gratuity

6:30 pm Reception | 7:00 pm Dinner

Reservations Required | Call 414-272-0205

Menu available soon!




Journeyman Distillery Dinner @ Rumpus Room
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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Everything about Journeyman Distillery is handcrafted. They offer artisan spirits with a focus on whiskey. As part of Milwaukee Cocktail Week, we invite you to join us for a very special dinner with Journeyman owner and distiller Bill Welter on Thursday, September 25 at 6:30 p.m.

Journeyman Distillery, located in Three Oaks, Michigan, focuses on whiskey along with a variety of quality organic spirits such as vodka, gin, and rum. They distill, bottle, label, and package each spirit at the Distillery. Their products come from the simplest, purest ingredients on earth. The Distillery is certified organic by the Midwest Organic Services Association. They use organic grain produced without the use of synthetic fertilizers, artificial pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, growth hormones, feed additives, or genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Dinner with Journeyman Distillery owner, Bill Welter
Four courses paired with four spirits/cocktails
Thursday, September 25 at 6:30 p.m.
$70 (includes tax and gratuity)
Reservations: (414) 292-0100 or buy online.


Apéritif Cocktail: Silver cross whisky punch

First Course: Buggy Whip Wheat-inspired cocktail paired with a Beet, Goat cheese salad

Second Course: Bilberry Black Hearts Gin-inspired cocktail paired with a Fig and Onion Tart Tatan

Third Course: Ravenswood Rye Whiskey-inspired Cocktail paired with Braised Beef Cheek w Potato Parsnip Mash

Fourth Course: O.C.G. Apple Cider Liqueur paired with Baked pear ,Vanilla ice cream and Saba grape mosto reduction

Notes on the menu: For Dinner this year, rather than handing the chef the Cocktails, we asked for the chef to hand the menu to our “Chefs de Cocktail.” Chef Guy Davies wrote a menu using the inspiration of the spirit. He then turned the menu back to the bar to deliver cocktails to accent and drive the flavors of his thoughtfully paired menu. Please Join us on Sept 25th 2014 along with Journeyman’s Owner and Distiller Bill Welter for a night of tasting and spirits. $70 includes tax and gratuity.

A Cocktail Tour of History: Chartreuse @ Bryant's Cocktail Lounge
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 26 @ 1:00 am

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Join us in the upstairs Velvet Lounge for a special menu of cocktails featuring another historical brand, Chartreuse.

Chartreuse is a French liqueur made by the Carthusian Monks since 1737 according to the instructions set out in the secret manuscript given to them by François Annibal d’Estrées in 1605. It is composed of distilled alcohol aged with 130 herbs, plants and flowers. The liqueur is named after the Monks’ Grande Chartreuse monastery, located in the Chartreuse Mountains in the general region of Grenoble in France. The liqueur is produced in their distillery in the nearby town of Voiron.

At this unique Milwaukee Cocktail Week event, guests will experience the classic flavors of Chartreuse as expressed in a variety of cocktails, both classic recipes and Bryant’s originals. Come explore the myth and legend of the only liquor so storied, they named a color after it.

Where: Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge
When: Thursday, September 25th, 7 pm – 1 am
Cost: Free to attend, special menu & pricing

Meyer Brother’s Old Fashioned Jazz Cabaret @ The Jazz Estate
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 26 @ 12:30 am

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The storied Old Fashioned cocktail holds an iconic place American history. It evokes images of dark, smokey lounges and supper clubs, jazz music pumping through the speakers. Meyer Brothers Old Fashioned Mix and the Jazz Estate invite you their Old Fashioned Jazz Cabaret on Thursday, September 25th as they revitalize this time-honored tradition. Enjoy the classic flavors of a Wisconsin Old Fashioned and other cocktails made from Meyer Brothers Old Mix, a syrup made with real Angostura bitters, cane sugar and modeled after their father’s 1962 Old Fashioned recipe from his Supper Club in St.Nazianz, Wisconsin.

The doors open at 7pm for this very special evening of cocktails and jazz. Enjoy music from The Elementals from 8-10 pm. After a brief intermission, Evan Christian will perform starting at 10:30 pm.

Cocktail specials include:
$4 Meyer Brothers Old Fashioneds
$6 Meyers Mayhem (a house cocktail made using the Old Fashioned syrup)

Bob Meyer will also be present enjoying the cocktails, music and company and will be available to answer any questions or tell you more about the brand he and his brothers created.

No cover, just live music and delicious cocktails!


Four-course St. George Cocktail Dinner @ Locavore at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Locavore is Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s newest restaurant, located on the first floor of the hotel. The casual dining restaurant features globally-inspired dishes prepared with local and sustainable foods sourced from the finest local purveyors. Specialties of the high-energy bar include hand-crafted cocktails highlighted by local ingredients, regional and small-batch beers and premium organic wines by the bottle and glass. Locavore is proud to present a very special Milwaukee Cocktail Week Four-Course St. George Cocktail Dinner on Friday, September 26th, h
osted by Christian Damiano, Potawatomi Beverage Operations Manager, Certified Sommelier.

Arrival: 6:30 p.m.
Dinner: 7 p.m.
Cost: $60 per person, not including gratuity
Reservations: 414-847-8510


Rye Negroni
Braised Plum and Balsamic – Amaranth/Hazelnut/Cocoa Nibs

Razz Old Fashioned
Grilled Chicken Thigh – Cherry BBQ Sauce/Preserved Lemon Slaw

Coffee Manhattan
Cocoa Crusted Braised Pork Shoulder – Hominy/Tomato-ancho/Cilantro

Coffee Liqueur
The Chocolate Bar – Airy Chocolate Cake/Dark Chocolate Anglaise Cream/Smoky Caramel Glace/Caramel Corn

Margarita Lab with Demetrio Tequila @ Wayward Kitchen & Bar
Sep 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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Wayward Kitchen & Bar and Demetrio Tequila is hosting a Margarita Lab for Milwaukee’s 2014 Cocktail Week on Friday Sept 26th from 8-10pm. Reserve your place with a ticket purchase of just $12. Space is limited. Call 414-763-1191 or email us at info@waywardkitchenandbar.com.

Margarita Lab includes a Tequila flight tasting & education from a Demetrio brand Ambassador, two Demetrio Craft Margaritas. One of those Margaritas will be prepared by the Wayward bartenders. We then invite guests to craft their own perfect margarita in our Margarita Lab with guidance from Demetrio and Wayward. We will offer a variety of ingredients, the equipment & instruction from the Wayward bartenders.

Wayward will also be offering several new small plates created for this event, not included in the ticket price. We can’t wait to celebrate Cocktail Week with this interactive event. Call today to reserve your place at Margarita Lab.

When: Friday, Sept 26th — 8-10pm
Where: Wayward Kitchen & Bar
Cost: $12
RSVP: Ticket required, very limited. Call 414-763-1191 or email info@waywardkitchenandbar.com

South Americana: a cocktail party @ Boone & Crockett
Sep 26 @ 8:00 pm – 12:00 am

Join Boone & Crockett, Bay View’s premier craft cocktail bar, as they celebrate the close of Milwaukee Cocktail Week & Bay View Gallery Night on Friday, Sept 26th. “South Americana” will take place on Boone & Crockett’s new outside patio from 8pm-midnight. The outside bar will be slinging uniquely American craft riffs on South American classic cocktails featured in a small one-night-only special menu. Sip these inspired libations as you enjoy live music from Aluar Pearls starting at 9pm. Inside, guest can enjoy displayed art by local Bay View artists and take advantage of full bar service at the main bar.

Cocktail College & Spirit Festival @ Iron Horse Hotel
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Purchase Your Tickets Here!


Milwaukee Cocktail College and Distilled Spirits Festival. Here, you’ll be able to sample the distilled spirits that helped make MKECW possible. Each brand will have a table and be pouring small samples of their brands. You’ll have the chance to speak with many of the distillers or distillery representatives, ask them questions and, with luck, find a few new favorites. In addition to all the sampling, guests will be invited to attend cocktail seminars throughout the event on a variety of topics. By the end of the event, we’re confident you’ll have a few new tricks up your sleeves and a better working knowledge as to how to improve your cocktails at home or at your next cocktail party.

Sample products from:
Great Lakes Distillery
Mississippi River Distilling Co
Central Standard Distillery
New Holland Distillery
Philly’s Premium Beverages
Van Gogh Vodka
And more…

Iron Horse will be providing light appetizers throughout the afternoon for your enjoyment.