Cocktail Party Planning Brookings SD

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Brookings. 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.

Jim's Tap
(605) 692-2833
309 Main Ave
Brookings, SD
Description
Jim's Tap - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Jim's Tap, at [Address], is open all night. So the odds of you getting a good night sleep are closed to zilch - we predict you stumbling home around 8am and flopping into bed, forgetting to brush your teeth. And nothing wrong with that.

P 'N' P Pub
(605) 697-7500
318 2nd St S
Brookings, SD
Description
P 'N' P Pub - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, P 'N' P 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.

Chevy Lounge
(605) 692-9615
303 Main Ave
Brookings, SD
Description
Chevy Lounge - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Chevy Lounge, located at [Address], the party marches into the late, late hours, as they have one of the best all-night parties. Of course, this could mean some serious pain the next morning (or, more likely, the next afternoon.) Don't say we didn't warn you.

Lantern Lounge
(605) 692-9172
303 3rd St
Brookings, SD
Description
Lantern Lounge - If you're trying to impress your date, Lantern Lounge 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 Lantern Lounge offers.

Dakota Pub Inc
(605) 692-0990
311 3rd St
Brookings, SD
Description
Dakota Pub Inc - If you're trying to impress your date, Dakota Pub Inc 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 Dakota Pub Inc offers.

Ray's Corner
(605) 692-2921
401 Main Ave
Brookings, SD
Description
Ray's Corner - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Ray's Corner, at [Address], is open all night. So the odds of you getting a good night sleep are closed to zilch - we predict you stumbling home around 8am and flopping into bed, forgetting to brush your teeth. And nothing wrong with that.

Skinner's Pub
(605) 692-3248
300 Main Ave
Brookings, SD
Description
Skinner's Pub, located at [Address], is your garden variety pub. It's not going to win any raves of "Hottest. Bar. Ever.," but it's a serviceable place to relax and unwind. Just keep your expectations grounded. And there's something to be said for beers that cost less than $14 bucks. Review of Skinner's Pub.

Carpy's Pub
(605) 692-1967
720 22nd Ave S
Brookings, SD
Description
Carpy's Pub - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Carpy's Pub 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.

Danny's Casino Lounge
(605) 692-6020
703 Main Ave S
Brookings, SD
Description
Danny's Casino Lounge - So it's midnight. You're still feeling it. You're still buzzed. Why go home? You don't have to. Danny's Casino Lounge, located at [Address], is open well after normal closing-time, so you can keep the vibe going until it's scandalously past your bedtime.

Bar X Bar
(605) 997-3112
118 N Wind St
Flandreau, SD
Description
Bar X Bar - If you're trying to impress your date, Bar X 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 Bar X Bar offers.

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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