Cocktail Party Planning Belton MO
Gram & Dun
600 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO
431 Westport Road
Kansas City, MO
Jaudon Hideout Bar & Grill
20322 S State Route D
Jaudon Hideout Bar & Grill - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Jaudon Hideout Bar & Grill is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.
15207 S Us Highway 71
Zone - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Zone, looking nice will help. The crowd is attractive and the bartenders even more so. If you're looking for a nice spot to hang with friends and meet new (attractive) people, Zone will do the trick.
12402 Blue Ridge Ext
Elbow Bend - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Elbow Bend, 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.
3903 Wyoming Street
Kansas City, MO
Drews Sport Pub
114 E North Ave
Drews Sport Pub - If you're looking to kick back, Drews Sport Pub, located at [Address], is a safe bet. It's not the kind of place that's going to break your wallet, so that's more you have left over for happy hour.
Highlander Bar & Grill
6305 Main St
Highlander Bar & Grill - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Highlander Bar & Grill, located at [Address], has a good crowd of regulars and a decent-looking clientele. As an added bonus, there's no cover, so this is a good place to hit without blowing your budget.
12909 S Us Highway 71 # Q
Gary's Place - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Gary's Place is located at [Address]. Just make sure you dress up a little, as it's not quite the frat bar you're used to from college.
Doghouse Bar & Grill
6109 Main St
Doghouse Bar & Grill - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Doghouse Bar & Grill offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.
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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