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Winter 2016 Menu

The award-winning creations on our menu are based upon several proprietary sauces and marinades with origins in lively Cajun, Pacific Rim, Caribbean, and South American cuisines: you will find these taste treats perfect for grazing or appetizer fare, each with its own sense of purpose for perfect contrast and compliment.

In 1986, Shakers was created to shake up the local food and beverage scene with a worldly vibe and an hip, informal approach to entertaining which was unusual for Milwaukee.

Thirty years after inception, we continue to feature weekly menus with fresh-daily items which never make it onto a menu as well as our planned weekly menu items, often featuring award-winning dishes and monthly Prix Fixe theme dinners, which typically pair events with boutique wines, spirits, craft beers and occasionally cigar dinners.

Avo, Ashton, Black Market, Bolivar, CAO, Chateau Fuente, Cohiba, Estelli, Kuba Kuba, La Gloria Cubana, Maker's Mark, Macanudo, Partagas, Rocky Patel, Trinidad, Upamann

Gentlemen lean to Bourbon, powerful men lean to Scotch and powerful Gentlemen lean in no way – and they boldly declare that they'll "have one of each!" And they have not a care what you feel about that. And you see this take place and you want to be that so you "have one of each" Then you turn in your cups And the others look on For your lean is now gone. –Old Folk Traditional

Is it true absinthe? It is.
Absinthe makes you crazy and criminal, provokes epilepsy and tuberculosis, and has killed thousands of French people. It makes a ferocious beast of a man, a martyr of a woman, and a degenerate of the infant, it disorganizes and ruins the family and menaces the future of the country.

Which is why we limit you to 3 per evening.

Enjoy a traditional louche with water, or absinthe as a cocktail, such as Hemingway's noted creation; Death in the Afternoon.

Death in the Afternoon

1 oz. Mata Hari absinthe
4 oz. Lamarca Proseco
1 Bob-a-Loo's Proprietary Bitters Cube

Sip slowly 3 – 5 per day (Sip the first 3 at Shakers)

From the French 75 found in back alley gin mills, to the classy Manhattan seen on Madison Avenue, we will gladly handcraft a classic cocktail to suit your impeccable taste.

How do we do a French 75?

Shake gin, simple syrup and lemon over ice and strain into 2/3 of a cocktail glass. Top with Champagne.

The drink was created in 1915 at the New York Bar in Paris. The combination of ingredients was said to have such a kick that it felt like being shelled by the powerful French 75 mm field gun.