Cocktail Party Planning Aberdeen SD

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Aberdeen. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to liquor stores, wine and spirits, party planners and caterers, as well as advice on home bar wines, beers and mixed drinks with rum, vodka, whiskey or tequila.

Body Shop Bar & Lounge
(605) 226-7085
331 N Roosevelt St
Aberdeen, SD
Description
Body Shop Bar & Lounge - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Body Shop Bar & Lounge? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Schwan's Recreation
(605) 229-1225
714 1st Ave NE
Aberdeen, SD
Description
Schwan's Recreation - There's not much to be said about the cocktails at [name]. They're not necessarily cheap, but they're as tasty as they are potent...a delicious and dangerous combination.

Drink
(605) 225-1111
420 S Main St
Aberdeen, SD
Description
Drink, located at [Address], has an atmosphere that's bordering on dive. Don't take a date there-unless she's cool as hell and is super low-maintenance-but it's a good place to chill and unwind. -Review of Drink

Big Fella's
(605) 225-6392
5755 Highway 12 E
Aberdeen, SD
Description
Big Fella's is the type of place you start off your night. The drinks are cheap and strong but the crowd isn't the type to get the party started. Grab a quick drink here and then head out to the real party. -Review of Big Fella's

R & A Bar
(605) 229-1996
5 S Main St
Aberdeen, SD
Description
R & A Bar - If you're trying to impress your date, R & A Bar is the place to do it. The drinks are strong, the atmosphere laid back and welcoming. Grab a seat and check out the many specials R & A Bar offers.

Last Chance Bar
(605) 225-4800
1023 S Main St
Aberdeen, SD
Description
Last Chance Bar - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Last Chance Bar, located at [Address], might just do the trick. Pretty barebones and without fanfare, but the prices are reasonable and there's no hassle at the door.

Baby Boomers
(605) 226-2140
208 S Main St
Aberdeen, SD
Description
Baby Boomers - Plush seating and good music gives Baby Boomers a good name. The place usually gets filled up by midnight so come early if you want to designate an area for you and your friends.

Zoo Bar
(605) 225-9539
1017 S Main St
Aberdeen, SD
Description
Zoo Bar - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Zoo Bar caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

Generations Pub
(605) 229-7955
22 2nd Ave SE
Aberdeen, SD
Description
Generations Pub - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Generations Pub, located at [Address], might just do the trick. Pretty barebones and without fanfare, but the prices are reasonable and there's no hassle at the door.

Roughrider Saloon
(605) 725-1847
18 2nd Ave SE
Aberdeen, SD
Description
Roughrider Saloon - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Roughrider Saloon is the place you'd likely go to to watch that big game but you'll probably have so much fun, you'll stick around longer.

Stocking up your home bar

By Russ Cobbe

Last week we discussed what bartending equipment you should have in your home bar. This week we will cover the ingredients you need to complete the setup of your home bar.

Your main selection of alcohol should include 750ml bottles of the following: Gin, Vodka, Rum, Bourbon, Scotch, Tequila, Vermouth, Red and White Wine, Brandy, Port & Sherry plus whatever liqueurs are most palatable to you and your friends. The most popular liqueurs to have would be coffee, orange, irish cr�me and cr�me de cassis.

Next up would be bitters. Bitters are made from a variety of roots, barks, berries and herbs. They generally add a bit of zing to your drinks. You should have Angostura, Peychaud's, Orange and Abbotts Aged bitters.

For mixing you'll need a good variety to make a lot of different recipes. The standards include multiple bottles of Mineral water, cola, ginger ale, club soda, tonic water, lemon/lime sodas and fresh juices (orange, pineapple, lemon, lime and tomato). Don't forget to have lots of ice on hand. If you make your own ice use bottled water so you don't get a chlorine flavour to your drinks. Ice should go in the glass first to avoid splashing and to cool the ingredients as they get added.

Finally you will need some things to garnish the drinks to add that special touch. The essentials include cocktail onions, stuffed olives, lemons, limes, oranges, strawberries, celery stalks, Tabasco sauce, maraschino cherries, pineapple...

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