Cocktail Party Planning Kailua Kona HI

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Kailua Kona. 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.

Banyan Mart
(808) 329-3400
76-6265 Alii Drive
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Paul's Place Inc
(808) 324-4702
76-5924 Mamalahoa Highway
Holualoa, HI
 
Banyan Mart
(808) 329-3400
76-6265 Alii Dr
Kailua Kona, HI

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Costco
(808) 331-4800
73-5600 Maiau Street
Kailua-Kona (Hawaii), HI
 
Walmart
(808) 334-0466
75-1015 Henry Street
Kailua Kona, HI
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:Sat:9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sun:10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(808) 334-0552
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Humpy's Big Island Alehouse
(808) 324-2337
75-5815 Alii Dr
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Hy Store
(808) 328-2262
83-5487 Mamalahoa Highway
Captain Cook, HI
 
Safeway
(808) 329-2207
75-1027 Henry St
Kailua Kona, HI
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,produce,seafood,wi-fi,Bank of Hawaii
Store Hours
24 hours

Target
(808) 334-4020
74-5455 Makala Blvd
Kailua-Kona, HI
Store Hours
M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Sack 'N Save Foods
(808) 326-2729
75-5595 Palani Rd # 538
Kailua Kona, HI

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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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