Cocktail Party Planning Hutchinson KS
126 E 2nd Ave
Rendezvous - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Rendezvous caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.
Carl's Bar & Delicatessen
22 E 2nd Ave
Carl's Bar & Delicatessen - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Carl's Bar & Delicatessen will do the trick. Grab a seat at the welcoming bar and order one of the many brews on hand. The bartender will likely hook you up if you become a regular and then you'll really have your very own place where everyone knows your name.
Knotty Pine Tavern
18 W Avenue B
Knotty Pine Tavern - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Knotty Pine 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.
202 S Broadway Ave
Ray's Recreation - Happy hour never looked so good. Ray's Recreation, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.
Carithers Liquor Store
1211 East 4th Avenue
1000 E 4th Ave
Stage 3 - Now you have your cake and eat it too. Stage 3, located at [Address], is a hybrid of both trendy-club and swank-lounge. Get there early and stay late; it's the kind of place where you can have an amazing drinks and then stay for the nightlife.
212 N Lorraine St
Venture Inn - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Venture Inn, 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.
516 W 5th Ave
Westside Getaway - Happy hour never looked so good. Westside Getaway, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.
504 East 17th Avenue
Knipe's Liquor Store
600 South Main Street
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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