Cocktail Party Planning El Dorado AR

Local resource for cocktail party planning in El Dorado. 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.

Basin Street Lounge
(870) 864-8055
1814 Junction City Rd
El Dorado, AR
Description
Basin Street 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, Basin Street Lounge kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

Nunley's Tavern
(870) 863-9659
900 Hawthorne Ave
El Dorado, AR
Description
Nunley's Tavern, located at [Address], is your garden variety pub. It's not going to win any raves of "Hottest. Bar. Ever.," but it's a serviceable place to relax and unwind. Just keep your expectations grounded. And there's something to be said for beers that cost less than $14 bucks. Review of Nunley's Tavern.

Gene's Liquor
(870) 863-0261
704 N West Ave
El Dorado, AR
 
Gene's Liquor
(870) 863-0261
704 North West Avenue
El Dorado, AR
 
Guy's Liquors
(870) 863-7824
704 West Hillsboro Street
El Dorado, AR
 
Mink Eye
(870) 862-0029
106 S Jefferson Ave
El Dorado, AR
Description
Mink Eye - 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.

Jimmy's East Main Liquor
(870) 862-1791
1201 East Main Street
El Dorado, AR
 
Budweiser Distributor CO
(870) 862-7986
630 East Faulkner Street
El Dorado, AR
 
Timberlane Wine & Spirits
(870) 864-9912
700 S Timberlane Dr Ste A
El Dorado, AR
 
Hepco Inc
(870) 862-7986
630 East Faulkner Street
El Dorado, AR
 

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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