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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Roederer's Pit Stop
(319) 754-5841
1100 Chalfant St
Burlington, IA
Description
Roederer's Pit Stop - If you're trying to impress your date, Roederer's Pit Stop 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 Roederer's Pit Stop offers.

Doris' Tavern
(319) 752-9038
733 S Roosevelt Ave
Burlington, IA
Description
Doris' Tavern - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Doris' Tavern, 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, Doris' Tavern will do the trick.

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.

Buffalo
(319) 754-4338
2016 S Main St
Burlington, IA
Description
Buffalo - Happy hour never looked so good. Buffalo, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Hot Toddies
(319) 752-9923
1500 Agency St
Burlington, IA
Description
Hot Toddies - If you're looking to kick back, Hot Toddies, 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.

Haller Tavern
(319) 752-9182
1619 Osborn St
Burlington, IA
Description
Haller Tavern - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Haller Tavern? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

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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