Cocktail Party Planning Hastings MN

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Hastings. 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.

Kings Place
(651) 437-1418
14460 240th St E
Hastings, MN
Description
Kings Place, 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 Kings Place.

Bar
(651) 437-2744
2101 Vermillion St
Hastings, MN
Description
Bar - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Bar 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.

Broad Street Bar
(715) 262-3880
138 Broad St S
Prescott, WI
Description
Broad Street Bar - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Broad Street Bar, located at [Address], has a good crowd of regulars and a decent-looking clientele. As an added bonus, there's no cover, so this is a good place to hit without blowing your budget.

Scab's Place
(715) 262-4070
145 Broad St N
Prescott, WI
Description
Scab's Place - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Scab's Place, located at [Address], might just do the trick. Pretty barebones and without fanfare, but the prices are reasonable and there's no hassle at the door.

Boondock's Bar & Grill
(651) 459-6993
7402 Lamar Ave S
Cottage Grove, MN
Description
Boondock's Bar & Grill - Happy hour never looked so good. Boondock's Bar & Grill, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

R J's Tavern
(651) 437-8772
106 2nd St E
Hastings, MN
Description
R J's Tavern - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, R J's Tavern fits right in the middle of the bell curve - a place to hit with your buddies on the way to your ultimate destination. Not the ideal spot for fabulous, drunken debauchery, but it's a good as place as any to pre-drink.

Valley Bar & Grill
(715) 425-1018
W10299 Us Highway 10
Prescott, WI
Description
Valley Bar & Grill - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Valley Bar & Grill, located at [Address], might just do the trick. Pretty barebones and without fanfare, but the prices are reasonable and there's no hassle at the door.

Pilot House
(715) 262-3221
117 Broad St N
Prescott, WI
Description
Pilot House - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Pilot House, looking nice will help. The crowd is attractive and the bartenders even more so. If you're looking for a nice spot to hang with friends and meet new (attractive) people, Pilot House will do the trick.

No Name Salon
(715) 262-9803
114 Broad St N
Prescott, WI
Description
No Name Salon, 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 No Name Salon.

Rodeo
(651) 458-0636
7359 W Point Douglas Rd S
Cottage Grove, MN
Description
Rodeo - Country bar with a DJ spinning the hits Wednesday through Saturday.

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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