Cocktail Party Planning Brainerd MN

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Brainerd. 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.

Twisted Roses
(218) 829-9867
305 S 7th St
Brainerd, MN
Description
Twisted Roses - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Twisted Roses 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.

Old Waterfall & Brainerd
(218) 828-4487
18512 Highway 371 N
Brainerd, MN
Description
Old Waterfall & Brainerd - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Old Waterfall & Brainerd? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Shep's On 6th
(218) 829-4835
315 S 6th St
Brainerd, MN
Description
Shep's On 6Th - 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.

Pit Stop Bar
(218) 829-9922
723 Laurel St
Brainerd, MN
Description
Pit Stop Bar - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Pit Stop Bar is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

John's Tavern
(218) 829-5249
1107 Oak St
Brainerd, MN
Description
John's Tavern - Happy hour never looked so good. John's Tavern, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Oak Lawn Tavern
(218) 829-7656
15483 State Highway 18
Brainerd, MN
Description
Oak Lawn Tavern - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Oak Lawn Tavern, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Green Lantern
(218) 764-2323
13184 County Road 8
Brainerd, MN
Description
Green Lantern - Dress up. Green Lantern isn't necessarily "formal," per se, but it's sexy and sleek; this is the kind of place where if you're dressed like a tool, you'll stick out like a sore thumb. (Probably more than a sore thumb, actually-those don't really stand out when you think about it). The point is: it's a solid place. Bring your A-game.

Ironrail Saloon
(218) 829-0513
707 Laurel St
Brainerd, MN
Description
Ironrail Saloon - Beer, liquor and all other booze-it all ends up in the same place. If you're looking for a decent fueling station with moderate prices, [name] is right on the money.

J R's Junction Inc
(218) 764-2796
22974 County Road 2
Brainerd, MN
Description
J R's Junction Inc - Beer, liquor and all other booze-it all ends up in the same place. If you're looking for a decent fueling station with moderate prices, [name] is right on the money.

Bird's Nest
(320) 692-4660
16750 Highway 18
Brainerd, MN
Description
Bird's Nest - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Bird's Nest fits right in the middle of the bell curve - a place to hit with your buddies on the way to your ultimate destination. Not the ideal spot for fabulous, drunken debauchery, but it's a good as place as any to pre-drink.

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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