Cocktail Party Planning Burlington IA

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Burlington. 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.

Summer Street Station
(319) 752-9936
1000 Summer St
Burlington, IA
Description
Summer Street Station - If you're looking to kick back, Summer Street Station, 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.

Retreat Limited
(319) 753-5503
1622 Aetna St
Burlington, IA
Description
Retreat Limited - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Retreat Limited? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Paddlewheel Lounge
(319) 752-5934
613 Jefferson St
Burlington, IA
Description
Paddlewheel Lounge - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Paddlewheel Lounge 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.

South Side Inn
(319) 752-9107
201 S Main St
Burlington, IA
Description
South Side Inn - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, South Side Inn, 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.

Farney's On Jefferson
(319) 752-9076
702 Jefferson St
Burlington, IA
Description
Farney's On Jefferson - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Farney's On Jefferson? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Beer Tent
(319) 754-5600
217 Valley St
Burlington, IA
Description
Beer Tent - If you're looking to kick back, Beer Tent, 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.

North Hill Tap
(319) 752-9211
1400 N 8th St
Burlington, IA
Description
North Hill Tap - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, North Hill Tap, 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.

Ladies Social Club
(319) 754-5364
505 S Main St
Burlington, IA
Description
Ladies Social Club - 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.

Dugout Lounge
(319) 754-5203
2700 Mount Pleasant St
Burlington, IA
Description
Dugout Lounge - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Dugout Lounge is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

Steve's Place
(319) 752-9109
852 Washington St
Burlington, IA
Description
Steve's Place - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Steve's Place 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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