Cocktail Party Planning Eagle River AK

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Eagle River. 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.

Aztec Sports Bar And Grill
(907) 696-6696
12240 Old Glenn Hwy
Eagle River, AK
 
Oaken Keg
11431 Business Blvd
Eagle River, AR
 
Firetap Alehouse Tikahtnu
(907) 332-2337
1148 N. Muldoon Rd.
Anchorage, AK
 
Brown Jug Famous Liquor Stores
(907) 333-9911
5400 E Northern Lights Boulevard
Anchorage, AK 
 
Brown Jug Famous Liquor Stores
(907) 277-7022
1555 Bragaw Street
Anchorage, AK 
 
Eagle River Restaurant And Ale House
(907) 696-3000
11901 Old Glenn Hwy
Eagle River, AK
 
Liquor Locker
(907) 688-2828
20146 Pilots Road
Chugiak, AK
 
Brown JUG Famous Liquor Stores
(907) 274-5441
119 Klevin Street
Anchorage, AK 
 
Brown Jug Famous Liquor Stores
(907) 277-2813
131 Bragaw Street
Anchorage, AK 
 
Brown Jug Famous Liquor Stores
(907) 277-2210
2220 E Northern Lights Boulevard
Anchorage, AK 
 

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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