Many a time have we yell-talked this to a friend at the bar on Friday night, perfectly confident in our ability to get up early the next day. But come morning, when we’re not feeling quite so spiffy, the prospect of making our way through the crowd is a little daunting. Badlander Catering is to the rescue with a bar down at the Clark Fork Market offering Bloody Marys, moonshine-spiked lemonades and screwdrivers, all using Montana-made liquors and, when possible, garnishes from fresh market produce. Badlander Catering manager Hillary McLeod explains that the market rules allow folks to have up to two drinks, kept within the boundaries of the market. “Before 10 a.m., we get people laughing and double-takes. But after 10 a.m., we get a lot more double-takes that are interested,” she says.
If you need a little caffeine kick with your hair of the dog, we recommend the Irish coffee, made with Black Coffee Roasting Co. drip and a splash of the Orphan Girl Bourbon Cream Liqueur from Butte’s Headframe distillery. It’s enough to remind us that tasty local food and drink is what brought us down to the farmers market in the first place.