Cocktail Party Planning Emporia KS

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Emporia. 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.

Little Darlings Cabaret
(620) 343-7973
900 Graphic Arts Rd
Emporia, KS
Description
Little Darlings Cabaret - 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, Little Darlings Cabaret kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

Angel's
(620) 343-7700
1839 Merchant St
Emporia, KS
Description
Angel's - 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, Angel's kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

Desperado's Inc
(620) 340-8181
802 Graham St
Emporia, KS
Description
Desperado's Inc - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Desperado's Inc, at [Address], is open all night. So the odds of you getting a good night sleep are closed to zilch - we predict you stumbling home around 8am and flopping into bed, forgetting to brush your teeth. And nothing wrong with that.

Neosho Lounge
(620) 392-8591
220 Commercial St
Hartford, KS
Description
Neosho Lounge - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Neosho Lounge 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.

Carlos Liquor
(620) 343-0097
928 Commercial Street
Emporia, KS
 
Josie's Tavern
(620) 343-9440
138 W 12th Ave # 16
Emporia, KS
Description
Josie's Tavern - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Josie's Tavern 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.

Purple Duck
(620) 343-7144
1516 W 6th Ave
Emporia, KS
Description
Purple Duck - Happy hour never looked so good. Purple Duck, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Dugout
(620) 342-0382
519 E 12th Ave
Emporia, KS
Description
Dugout - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Dugout 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.

Jimmy D's Bar & Grill
(620) 437-2788
120 N 3rd
Madison, KS
Description
Jimmy D's Bar & Grill - If you're trying to impress your date, Jimmy D's Bar & Grill is the place to do it. The drinks are strong, the atmosphere laid back and welcoming. Grab a seat and check out the many specials Jimmy D's Bar & Grill offers.

Liquor Locker
(620) 343-7414
2716 West 12th Avenue
Emporia, KS
 

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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