Cocktail Party Planning Hobbs NM

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Hobbs. 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.

Bowlarama Liquors
(505) 397-3019
2500 W Marland St
Hobbs, NM
Description
Bowlarama Liquors - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Bowlarama Liquors makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Bottle Shop
(505) 397-7455
410 W Marland St
Hobbs, NM
Description
Bottle Shop - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Bottle Shop, 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, Bottle Shop will do the trick.

Playmates
(505) 393-8771
800 E Broadway St
Hobbs, NM
Description
Playmates - Think of Playmates as a guaranteed hangover. And we mean that in the best possible way. Located at [Address], it's open all night, so it's a pretty good bet that you're going to be feeling it the next morning. Enjoy the late-night debauchery, but drink lots of water and pop some Advil.

Diamond Lil's
(505) 392-9929
2600 N Dal Paso St
Hobbs, NM
Description
Diamond Lil's - So it's midnight. You're still feeling it. You're still buzzed. Why go home? You don't have to. Diamond Lil's, located at [Address], is open well after normal closing-time, so you can keep the vibe going until it's scandalously past your bedtime.

C & T Package
(505) 396-0775
902 S Main Ave
Lovington, NM
Description
C & T Package - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but C & T Package is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

Saxony Prime Time Lounge
(505) 397-3251
501 N Marland Blvd
Hobbs, NM
Description
Saxony Prime Time Lounge - Let's call it what it is. Saxony Prime Time Lounge, at [Address], is a good place to pull. The crowd is good looking and the ambiance is sexy, so if you can't meet someone here, well, keep drinking and try again. Liquid courage always helps. Look, we're not guaranteeing anything, but at Saxony Prime Time Lounge you should have plenty of options.

Holidaze Restaurant & Lounge
(505) 392-7169
2827 N Dal Paso St
Hobbs, NM
Description
Holidaze Restaurant & Lounge - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Holidaze Restaurant & Lounge, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

Dan's Bar
(505) 392-6470
420 N Shipp St
Hobbs, NM
Description
Dan's Bar - Plush seating and good music gives Dan's Bar a good name. The place usually gets filled up by midnight so come early if you want to designate an area for you and your friends.

Astro Discount Liquors
(505) 393-8697
521 N Dal Paso St
Hobbs, NM
Description
Astro Discount Liquors - If you're trying to impress your date, Astro Discount Liquors 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 Astro Discount Liquors offers.

Border Bar
(505) 398-6293
RR 1 Box 418
Lovington, NM
Description
Border Bar, located at [Address], has an atmosphere that's bordering on dive. Don't take a date there-unless she's cool as hell and is super low-maintenance-but it's a good place to chill and unwind. -Review of Border Bar

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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