André Darlington


Paulius Musteikis

Isthmus reviewers make the rounds of the latest restaurants. more

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Paulius Musteikis

Ricky Pajewski is now at the helm of the cocktail program at Oliver’s Public House, with an updated menu. He scores with “Skylar’s Number” and other original and popular but underexposed classics. more

Jan 6, 2016 4:00 PM Cocktails


Paulius Musteikis

Cafe Hollander is the Belgian beer bar with an alluring cocktail menu. Which is the secret standout? more

Dec 23, 2015 5:00 AM Cocktails


Laura Zastrow

Once known as “Juckerspiel,” the card game euchre was brought to Wisconsin by German immigrants. Lovers of the game keep the tradition alive every Monday night at the Madison Labor Temple Bar. more

Dec 23, 2015 5:00 AM Snapshot

Hemingway’s rich cocktail life is captured in “To Have and Have Another” by Philip Greene. It’s a great handbook to work through leisurely or read at one go. more

Dec 16, 2015 4:00 PM Cocktails


Paulius Musteikis

The Omorfi and the Saffron Sipper are early winter getaway drinks at Forequarter. The Omorfi skews Greek, while the Sipper splits the difference between the Nordic climes and the subcontinent. more

Dec 10, 2015 5:00 AM Cocktails


Paulius Musteikis

The Pumpkin Alexander at the Esquire Club is an old-fashioned dessert drink in the flavor of the moment. more

Dec 3, 2015 5:00 AM Cocktails

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Paulius Musteikis

The hot toddy is a simple drink that lends itself to experimentation. The Hot Sake Toddy at Umami uses Ozezi Junmai sake and local honey for a winning combo. more

Nov 24, 2015 2:00 PM Cocktails


Paulius Musteikis

Cento has a strong menu of amaro and vermouth offerings, and exciting cocktails made from both. more

Nov 18, 2015 4:00 PM Cocktails

The Margaritas are good. The smoky, complex Diamond cocktail with Maestro Dobel Diamante tequila and Cointreau is even better at the bar at latest Pasqual’s. more

Nov 11, 2015 5:15 PM Cocktails


Paulius Musteikis

Julep’s house julep is steeped in tradition. It’s the meditative cocktail of William Faulkner and Walker Percy, full of history and fable. more

Nov 5, 2015 5:00 AM Cocktails


Paulius Musteikis

Beer syrup cocktails are cause to obsess at Merchant, Mezze, and at home more

Oct 28, 2015 4:00 PM Cocktails


Paulius Musteikis

If pears drizzled with rich balsamic sounds good to you, you’ll like Graft’s Profligate Potation. more

Oct 22, 2015 5:00 AM Cocktails


Paulius Musteikis

The Barrel Rider is an epic fall cocktail from the Tornado more

Oct 14, 2015 4:00 PM Reviews


Paulius Musteikis

Monona’s Waypoint Public House offers a clever take on a classic with its Blinker cocktail. more

Oct 8, 2015 4:00 PM Cocktails


Paulius Musteikis

At the Old Sugar Distillery tap room, say goodbye to summer with a Honey Cap, or greet autumn with the ultra-American Fall Special. more

Sep 30, 2015 3:00 PM Cocktails


Paulius Musteikis

Madison’s pairs big screens with craft cocktails more

Sep 23, 2015 4:00 AM Cocktails


Joe Rocco

There’s a perception that craft cocktails are hard, that there’s some mysterious alchemy required. But with a little preparation, you can make a truly great cocktail at home. more

Sep 18, 2015 8:58 AM Isthmus Drinks


Paulius Musteikis

The Madison Blind is a rooftop bar serving designer drinks using local spirits. more

Sep 16, 2015 4:00 PM Cocktails


Ryan Wisniewski

Mezze’s dealer’s choice cocktail menu adds mystery to the mix. more

Sep 9, 2015 4:00 PM Cocktails