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Todd Hubler

Hang on to summer a little longer at Lucille. The Summer Love is a good example of how tequila can swing either way. more

Nov 10, 2016 5:00 AM Cocktails


Carolyn Fath

The Graze cocktail menu goes cerebral with “Game of Thrones”-inspired cocktails for fall. We liked the strong yet graceful Greyjoy. more

Oct 13, 2016 5:00 AM Cocktails


Derek Yaniger

Base liquors can’t do it alone. We highlight “helper” liquors that fancy up the cocktail repertoire. more

Oct 6, 2016 5:00 AM Isthmus Drinks


Carolyn Fath

Gates and Brovi’s mint vodka lemonade goes with the restaurant’s East Coast decor and menu. And it’s the perfect summer refresher even in the Midwest. more

Aug 4, 2016 5:00 AM Cocktails

Oh Snap! is a verdant new item on the summer cocktail menu at Heritage Tavern. And there’s a secret market ingredient. more

Jul 21, 2016 5:00 AM Cocktails

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Laura Zastrow

Laid-back cocktails are the goal at Lucille. Try rum shooters, daiquiris and, even better, the Hotel Nacional. more

Jun 29, 2016 5:00 PM Cocktails


Eric Tadsen

Field Table’s cocktail menu is both clever and approachable. The Wanderous gives us what we want, while the Sèvitè and the Taíno expand our horizons. more

Jun 2, 2016 5:00 AM Cocktails


Samantha Egelhoff

As summer approaches, craft cocktails increasingly resemble salads. That’s particularly true of Estrellón’s G&T #3. more

May 12, 2016 5:00 AM Cocktails


Eric Tadsen

Merchant’s Three Cup Mule thrives on fusion flavors and savory sass. Yet it’s also delightfully delicate. more

Apr 21, 2016 5:00 AM Cocktails


Ryan Wisniewski

The Scarlet Letter from 1847 at the Stamm House might feature vodka or gin. Either way, this floral concoction is a great way to channel your inner Hester Prynne. more

Mar 30, 2016 9:34 PM Cocktails


Laura Zastrow

Gib’s offers a classic yet ever-changing menu. The Yirgacheffe is a great invention, the gimlet is far from typical. more

Mar 16, 2016 4:00 PM Cocktails


Jentri Colello

Chad Vogel’s Robin Room showcases the veteran barman’s experience. It both elevates the East Johnson corridor and fits right in. more

Mar 1, 2016 10:04 AM Cocktails


Jentri Colello

The Orange Julia is surprisingly balanced despite its main ingredient being Ancho Reyes chile liqueur. Cocktails are anything goes these days. more

Feb 17, 2016 6:00 PM Cocktails


Paulius Musteikis

The Bandito Boulevard at Sujeo may be a Boulevardier by any other name. But chile liqueur and chocolate bitters tell a different story. more

Jan 27, 2016 4:00 PM Cocktails


Paulius Musteikis

Classics like the Sazerac find a comfy basement home at the Greenbush Bar, along with Old Fashioneds, rye and bourbon drinks. more

Jan 13, 2016 3:00 PM Cocktails


Ashley Seil Smith

Here’s help for making a complete plan for hosting a winter cocktail party. Trust us: It makes it easier to relax and enjoy the fun. more

Nov 19, 2015 4:53 PM Isthmus Giving Magazine

How does someone go from making beer to commissioning art? For Levi Funk, the journey started when he got into sour beers. more

Jun 19, 2015 11:15 AM Beer


Paulius Musteikis

Get yourself in a muddle! Grow your own cocktails! Use the bounty from your backyard garden to make your own craft cocktails. more

May 4, 2015 9:33 PM Isthmus Abode


Laura Zastrow

Here’s a recap of what’s new in Madison-area dining, with a reference list of our favorite dishes. more

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    UW Cinematheque, Union South-Marquee & Chazen Museum of Art; Barrymore Theatre; and Sundance Cinemas 608


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    UW Cinematheque, Union South-Marquee & Chazen Museum of Art; Barrymore Theatre; and Sundance Cinemas 608


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