Cocktail Party Planning Chaska MN

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Chaska. 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.

Peacemakers
(612) 377-3345
2414 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN
 
Cy's Liquor
(952) 448-9001
501 N Chestnut St
Chaska, MN
Description
Cy's Liquor - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Cy's Liquor, located at [Address], has a good crowd of regulars and a decent-looking clientele. As an added bonus, there's no cover, so this is a good place to hit without blowing your budget.

Louie's Bar & Grill
(952) 445-8112
3020 133rd St W
Shakopee, MN
Description
Louie's Bar & Grill - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Louie's Bar & Grill caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

Brew Station Brewery
(952) 403-9950
1128 Vierling Court
Shakopee, MN
Description
Brew Station Brewery - Small microbrewery in Shakopee brewing six beers, and four sodas, to go with typical bar fare.

Pullman Club
(952) 445-1938
124 1st Ave W
Shakopee, MN
Description
Pullman Club - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Pullman Club? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Gluek's Restaurant & Bar
16 North 6th Street
Minneapolis, MN
Description
Brewery

Art Altenburg's Concertina Bar
(414) 384-2570
1920 S 37th St
Chanhassen, WI
Description
Art Altenburg's Concertina Bar - If polka is your game, then Art's Concertina Bar is your name. With polka bands several nights a week and dozens of beautiful instruments behind the bar, come whet your whistle and hit the dance floor.

Floyd's Bar
(952) 443-9944
1758 Arboretum Blvd
Victoria, MN
Description
Floyd's Bar is the type of place you start off your night. The drinks are cheap and strong but the crowd isn't the type to get the party started. Grab a quick drink here and then head out to the real party. -Review of Floyd's Bar

Filly's Nightclub
(952) 934-6603
581 W 78th St
Chanhassen, MN
Description
Filly's Nightclub - If you're in the area on the weekend, stop into Filly's Nightclub to catch live bands playing blues, southern rock and roots rock. Filly's and its sibling tavern, the Backstretch Sports Bar, is located in a suburban entertainment complex that also houses Chanhassen Bowl.
Cross Street
Market Blvd and W 78th St

Arnie's Friendly Folks Club
(952) 445-7218
122 1st Ave E
Shakopee, MN
Description
Arnie's Friendly Folks Club - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Arnie's Friendly Folks Club, 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.

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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