Cocktail Party Planning Albuquerque NM
Terrene Cafe Hookah Lounge
106 Vassar Dr SE
506 Central Avenue Southwest
LA Mesa Inn
4007 Menaul Blvd NE
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.
Club Rhythm & Blues
3523 Central Ave NE
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
7601 Menaul Blvd NE
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.
Petra Cafe Restaurant
115 Harvard Dr.
2509 San Mateo Blvd NE
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.
Louie's Pub & Grill
5603 Menaul Blvd NE
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.
Sunset Grill & Bar
6825 Lomas Blvd NE
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
Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro
3009 Central Ave NE
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.
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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