Cocktail Party Planning Juneau AK

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Juneau. 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.

Gourmet Alaska
(907) 789-0606
8745 Glacier Hwy Ste 362
Juneau, AK
 
Safeway Food & Drug
(907) 523-2010
3033 Vintage Boulevard
Juneau, AK
 
Liquor Barrel & Deli
(907) 780-4711
5235 Glacier Highway
Juneau, AK
 
Home Liquor & Deli
(907) 586-2415
425 West Willoughby Avenue
Juneau, AK
 
Fisherman's Bend Marina
(907) 789-7312
11957 Glacier Highway
Juneau, AK
 
Kenny's Liquor Market
(907) 586-3561
617 West Willoughby Avenue
Juneau, AK
 
Hangar on the Wharf
(907) 586-5018
2 Marine Way
Juneau, AK
 
Coca Cola Bottling Co Of Juneau
(907) 780-4474
5452 Shaune Drive
Juneau, AK
 
K & L Distributors
(907) 780-6655
8420 Airport Boulevard
Juneau, AK
 
Red Dog Saloon
(907) 463-9954
278 S Franklin St
Juneau, 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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