Cocktail Party Planning Fairbanks AK

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Fairbanks. 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.

Class Six Store
(907) 356-1044
Building 3002
Fort Wainwright, AK
 
Gavora's Liquor & Fine Wine
(907) 456-4444
250 3rd St
Fairbanks, AK
 
Safeway Food & Drug
(907) 374-4100
30 College Road
Fairbanks, AK
 
Oaken Keg Spirit Shops
(907) 374-4010
3627 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK
 
Jack's Liquor
(907) 895-1051
1544 Richardson Highway
North Pole, AK
 
Big Daddy's BarB-Q
(907) 452-2501
107 Wickersham St
Fairbanks, AK
 
Garden Island Party Store
(907) 452-3235
246 Illinois Street Suite 3B
Fairbanks, AK
 
Gold Star Liquor
(907) 456-6996
1855 Van Horn Road
Fairbanks, AK
 
Brodie Dohrmann
(907) 452-8369
3101 Peger Road
Fairbanks, AK
 
Gold Hill Imported Beers & Fine Wines
(907) 479-2333
3040 George Parks Hwy
Ester, 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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