Cocktail Party Planning Colorado Springs CO

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Colorado Springs. 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.

The 40 Thieves Hookah Lounge
(719) 591-8315
1524 N. Academy Blvd.
Cos, CO
 
Hooked on Hookah
(719) 630-7024
124 E Cheyenne Rd
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Bijou Bar & Grille
(719) 473-5718
2510 E Bijou St
Colorado Springs, CO
Description
Bijou Bar & Grille - 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.

Industrial Nation
(719) 520-0980
2106 E Platte Ave
Colorado Springs, CO
Description
Industrial Nation - Dress up. Industrial Nation isn't necessarily "formal," per se, but it's sexy and sleek; this is the kind of place where if you're dressed like a tool, you'll stick out like a sore thumb. (Probably more than a sore thumb, actually-those don't really stand out when you think about it). The point is: it's a solid place. Bring your A-game.

Mr C's Hidaway Lounge
(719) 572-1720
1223 N Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO
Description
Mr C's Hidaway Lounge - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Mr C's Hidaway Lounge is the place you'd likely go to to watch that big game but you'll probably have so much fun, you'll stick around longer.

Colorado Mountain Brewery
1110 Interquest Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO
Description
Brewery

Willies South
(719) 389-0607
1865 N Circle Dr
Colorado Springs, CO
Description
Willies South - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Willies South is located at [Address]. Just make sure you dress up a little, as it's not quite the frat bar you're used to from college.

Wagon Wheel Lounge
(719) 520-0004
2308 E Platte Ave
Colorado Springs, CO
Description
Wagon Wheel Lounge - Here's the problem with most bars: the vibe sometimes dies around 1am. Luckily for you, when most bars are sweeping up the floors and closing shop, Wagon Wheel Lounge kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

Fifty Yard Line
(719) 550-0025
1840 N Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO
Description
Fifty Yard Line - Happy hour never looked so good. Fifty Yard Line, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Gee Cues Sports Bar
(719) 638-6855
3906 E San Miguel St
Colorado Springs, CO
Description
Gee Cues Sports Bar - If you're looking to kick back, Gee Cues Sports Bar, 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.

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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