Great Lakes Distillery: Milwaukee’s Largest Bloody Mary Event

Posted: November 5, 2015 in Uncategorized
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Sorry for the delay! We’re a bit behind on our reviews.

Sunday, October 25 was the annual “Milwaukee Largest Bloody Mary” event at Great Lakes Distillery.

This was the sixth year for this event, and the sixth year for me attending it as well. Each year, there are more and more people attending, which is a great sign.

This year, admission to the event was free and a donation of food to Hunger Task Force was encouraged (you received raffle tickets).

For $5,  you got to enjoy part of a 100 gallon Bloody Mary made with Rehorst Vodka. You could add your own hot sauce, olives and lemon and/or lime.

However, for $3 more, you got a trip to the garnish bar which included celery, a pickle, a cocktail wiener, bacon, cheese curd and pepperoncini.
Great Lakes Distillery Bloody mary

Needless to say, the Bloodies were flowing and they were awesome!

Attendees could also buy Grilled Cheese Sandwiches at the event and try gumbo and oysters.

We bought a Grilled Cheese and, while it was delicious, the wait was about 20 minutes; clearly they were not prepared for the onslaught of Grilled Cheese orders. We don’t remember this being an issue last year.

Our group also thought that the event could benefit from a beer chaser. We tried to even buy a beer at the bar and were told there is no beer in the building. Perhaps this is a good sponsorship opportunity for the future?

In addition to the donations of food, all proceeds from the event benefit the Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee.

 

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