Cocktail Party Planning Helena MT

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Helena. 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.

Blackfoot River Brewing Co
(406) 449-3005
54 S Park Ave
Helena, MT
Description
Blackfoot River Brewing Co - If you're looking to kick back, Blackfoot River Brewing Co, located at [Address], is a safe bet. It's not the kind of place that's going to break your wallet, so that's more you have left over for happy hour.

Troy Schneider Inc
(406) 449-2609
605 Graham St
Helena, MT
Description
Troy Schneider Inc - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Troy Schneider Inc, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Suds Hut Famous Chicken
(406) 443-7837
2701 N Montana Ave
Helena, MT
Description
Suds Hut Famous Chicken - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Suds Hut Famous Chicken 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.

Western Bar
(406) 442-2250
406 N Last Chance Gulch St
Helena, MT
Description
Western Bar - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Western Bar, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Dapper D's
(406) 443-9791
2201 N Montana Ave
Helena, MT
Description
Dapper D's - 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.

Fat Boy & Charlies
(406) 442-4088
1225 Custer Ave E
Helena, MT
Description
Fat Boy & Charlies - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Fat Boy & Charlies caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

Longhorn Saloon & Gaming
(406) 449-4020
2101 11th Ave
Helena, MT
Description
Longhorn Saloon & Gaming - If you're trying to impress your date, Longhorn Saloon & Gaming 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 Longhorn Saloon & Gaming offers.

Corner Bar
(406) 443-9765
3212 Euclid Ave
Helena, MT
Description
Corner Bar - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Corner Bar, 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, Corner Bar will do the trick.

Hap's Beer Parlor
(406) 443-2804
1505 Railroad Ave
Helena, MT
Description
Hap's Beer Parlor - If you're trying to impress your date, Hap's Beer Parlor 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 Hap's Beer Parlor offers.

Rialto
(406) 442-1890
52 N Last Chance Gulch St
Helena, MT
Description
Rialto - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Rialto is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

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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