Cocktail Party Planning Camas WA
3223 Northeast Broadway
19 Northwest 5th Avenue
The Sultan Cafe
1500 NW 18th Ave.
204 NE 4th Ave
Mill Corner - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Mill Corner is nowhere near the pages of Us Weekly or TMZ, but hey, beer is beer, whiskey is whiskey. A friendly neighborhood bar where you can pretty much wear whatever the hell you want. (But leave the cargo-shorts at home.)
1826 E St
Heller's Lounge - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Heller's Lounge makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.
Pied Cow Coffeehouse
3244 SE Belmont Street
2929 SE Powell Blvd
Tony's Hookah Center
9517 Southwest Barbur Boulevard
3395 Evergreen Way
Smeads Tavern - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Smeads Tavern, 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.
20101 NE Sandy Blvd
Stagecoach Saloon - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Stagecoach Saloon, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.
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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