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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.

 

Yesterday was the annual “Milwaukee Largest Bloody Mary” event at Great Lakes Distillery.

This was the fifth year for this event, and the fifth 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. This year, they did not specify the mix (in the past, Jimmy Luv’s has been a partner) and Klement’s was not involved either, which was a change.

However, for $3 more, you got a trip to the garnish bar which included the following:

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Of COURSE we went to the garnish bar! Here’s the finished product, which also included pickled grapes and a pickled egg (with beets!):IMG_7662

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.

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

This past Sunday was the annual “Milwaukee Largest Bloody Mary” event at Great Lakes Distillery.

This was the fourth year for this event, and the fourth year for me attending it as well. Each year, there are more and more people attending, which is a great sign. This year was especially great as Great Lakes Distillery has added on a fantastic bar in the last year, adding more seating and ambiance to the venue.

For just $5 and a donation of food to Hunger Task Force, you get part of a 100 gallon Bloody Mary made with Rehorst Gin or Vodka and Jimmy Luv’s mix. It comes with  olives and Klement’s beef stick.

This year, a new bar/restaurant called Prodigal sold skewers of items that you could add to your Bloody for an extra donation. The skewer, pictured below, includes a pepperoncini, a cheese curd, a onion, a shrimp, pickle and baby corn.

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

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