Cocktail Party Planning Kansas City KS

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Kansas City. 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.

Jerusalem Cafe
431 Westport Road
Kansas City, MO
 
Gram & Dun
600 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO
Description
Gastro Pub

LA Oficina Bar & Grill
(913) 287-8447
4752 State Ave
Kansas City, KS
Description
La Oficina Bar & Grill - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? La Oficina Bar & Grill 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.

Gossip Inn
(913) 281-3322
2418 Park Dr
Kansas City, KS
Description
Gossip Inn - Dress up. Gossip Inn isn't necessarily "formal," per se, but it's sexy and sleek; this is the kind of place where if you're dressed like a tool, you'll stick out like a sore thumb. (Probably more than a sore thumb, actually-those don't really stand out when you think about it). The point is: it's a solid place. Bring your A-game.

Casino Bar
(913) 281-5800
1100 Osage Ave
Kansas City, KS
Description
Casino Bar - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Casino Bar, 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.

Cafe Rumi
3903 Wyoming Street
Kansas City, MO
 
Bright Spot
(913) 371-9289
1827 Minnesota Ave
Kansas City, KS
Description
Bright Spot - Happy hour never looked so good. Bright Spot, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Big Chuckies
(913) 233-1872
1705 Central Ave
Kansas City, KS
Description
Big Chuckies - 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.

Pit Stop
(913) 334-6700
6102 State Ave
Kansas City, KS
Description
Pit Stop - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Pit Stop, 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.

Chicago's
(913) 281-9744
534 Central Ave
Kansas City, KS
Description
Chicago'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.

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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