The Spirits

The spirits that are added to a Bloody Mary are as varied as the people making (and drinking!) them.

Whether it's vodka, tequila, beer, or a less commonly-used alcohol like gin or sake, the "spirit" of a Bloody Mary is as important and vital to this delicious cocktail as the base mix, the seasonings, and the garnishes are.

At WiscoMary, we are dedicated to promoting local, Wisconsin-made products whenever possible, so of course, we try to visit, use, and promote local distilleries and breweries for Bloodies whenever we can.

When WiscoMary was born, right before the start of the pandemic, we started with visits to Waukesha and Milwaukee area distilleries and breweries. We expanded our reach up to the Apostle Islands and worked our way west and then south, trying to visit as many places as possible before they were temporarily shut down.

Wisconsin boasts a plethora of breweries and distilleries across the entire state to choose from, so our task was - and still is! - daunting. WiscoMary started with local places including Great Lakes Distillery, the first modern distillery in the Milwaukee area, Raised Grain in Waukesha, before we worked our way far north to Timekeeper Distillery in Wausau, and over to Bayfield to Copper Crow Distillery, the first Native American owned distillery in the U.S. The distillery is VERY Wisconsin, as it not only uses local wheat and Lake Superior water, but the byproduct of Wisconsin cheese - whey! That's right - a vodka and a gin made with whey! An amazing and tasty addition to add to your Bloody Mary drinking wish list.

Check out the listing below to see some of our favorites.

Great Lakes Distillery

616 W Virginia St,
Milwaukee, WI 53204

Great Lakes Distillery has called Wisconsin home since our founding by Guy Rehorst in 2004. As the first distillery to open in the state.

Central Standard

2330 W Clybourn St,
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Raise Your Standard. A better craft experience awaits. Our award-winning products are locally distilled with pride, right in the heart of downtown Milwaukee.

Copper Crow Distillery

37395 ST Highway 13,
Bayfield, WI, 54814

The Spirit of the Superior. The first Native American owned distillery in the USA.

Door County Distillery

5806 Hwy 42, Sturgeon Bay,
WI, 54235

Bloody Mary flights $10! Try 3 mixes, choose vodka, gin, or barrel finished gin. Thurs-Mon. #doorcountydistillery #bloodymary #bloodymaryflight #drinklocal

Doundrins Distilling

300 Progress Dr Suite E,
Cottage Grove, WI 53527
(262) 357-4482

A craft distillery focused on creating unique spirits and cocktails. Bottles currently sold in Wisconsin and tasting room located in Cottage Grove, WI.

Geneva Lake Distilling

401 Sheridan Springs Road,
Lake Geneva, WI, 53147

Life's too short to stay on the beach -Dive In!

Handen Distillery

W62 N590, Washington Ave,
Cedarburg, WI 53012
(262) 421-8380

Handen is a word for hands in German. It is a nod to its influence on Wisconsin and the development of Cedarburg, WI.

Ledgerock Distillery

N5287 Grandview Rd,
Fond du Lac, WI 54937
(920) 238-9588

From seed to spirit. We believe a down-to-earth, hands-on approach always yields high quality.

Old Sugar Distillery

931 E Main St #8,
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 260-0812

All the spirits are crafted, beginning to end, in house using the modified pot-still made by Colonel Wilson.

Timekeeper Distillery

720 Grant St,
Wausau, WI 54403

Timekeeper Distillery is located in the iconic Milwaukee Road Train Depot.  The depot was built in 1901 by the railroad with architecture courtesy of Charles Sumner Frost.

Twisted Path Distillery

2018 S 1st St,
Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 405-8900

Innovative, certified organic, and gluten-free spirits made from scratch in Milwaukee.

Yahara Bay Distillers

6250 Nesbitt Rd #200
Madison, WI 53719
(608) 275-1050

We are part scientists, part artists, but wholeheartedly, spirit aficionados. Cheers!

Dog & Shrub Distillery

145 Industrial Drive,
Lake Mills, WI 53551
(920) 945-0545

Great tasting spirits and cocktails using local ingredients whenever possible. Carry-in food and friendly dogs are welcome.

Chippewa River Distillery & Brewery

402 West River Street,
Chippewa Falls, WI, 54729
(715) 861-5100

Applewood smoke on the nose with a savory finish. Bacon Vodka pairs perfectly with everything, especially Bloody Marys!

State Line Distillery

1413 Northern Ct,
Madison, WI, 53706
(608) 268-6201

State Line vodka is grain vodka. Barley for a subtle trace of sweetness, wheat for a clean, uncomplicated character.