Cocktail Party Planning Albuquerque NM

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Albuquerque. 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.

Petra Cafe Restaurant
(505) 266-2477
115 Harvard Dr.
Albuquerque, NM
 
Bubble Lounge
(505) 872-0046
506 Central Avenue Southwest
Albuquerque, NM
 
Louie's Pub & Grill
(505) 881-5333
5603 Menaul Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
Description
Louie's Pub & Grill - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Louie's Pub & Grill, 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.

Club Rhythm & Blues
(505) 256-0849
3523 Central Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM
Description
Club Rhythm & Blues, located at [Address], has a smooth and chill vibe. It's not the kind of place where you'll be dancing on tables, but it's no dive bar, either. A good mix of laid-back décor and casual comfort. -Review of Club Rhythm & Blues

Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro
(505) 254-9462
3009 Central Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM
Description
Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro, 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.

Terrene Cafe Hookah Lounge
(505) 265-9116
106 Vassar Dr SE
Albuquerque, NM
 
LA Mesa Inn
(505) 881-9931
4007 Menaul Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
Description
La Mesa Inn - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? La Mesa Inn will do the trick. Grab a seat at the welcoming bar and order one of the many brews on hand. The bartender will likely hook you up if you become a regular and then you'll really have your very own place where everyone knows your name.

Joker's Pub
(505) 884-4151
2509 San Mateo Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
Description
Joker's Pub - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Joker's Pub is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Pennsylvania Station
(505) 323-2523
7601 Menaul Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
Description
Pennsylvania Station - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Pennsylvania Station is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

Sunset Grill & Bar
(505) 265-1604
6825 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
Description
Sunset Grill & Bar, located at [Address], has a smooth and chill vibe. It's not the kind of place where you'll be dancing on tables, but it's no dive bar, either. A good mix of laid-back décor and casual comfort. -Review of Sunset Grill & Bar

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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