Cocktail Party Planning Las Cruces NM

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Las Cruces. 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.

Hurricane Alley
(505) 532-9358
1490 Missouri Ave # A
Las Cruces, NM
Description
Hurricane Alley - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Hurricane Alley, at [Address], is open all night. So the odds of you getting a good night sleep are closed to zilch - we predict you stumbling home around 8am and flopping into bed, forgetting to brush your teeth. And nothing wrong with that.

Hoot N Annie
(505) 525-8303
150 E Madrid Ave
Las Cruces, NM
Description
Hoot N Annie, 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 Hoot N Annie

Welcome Inn Package Store
(505) 524-0513
127 E Amador Ave
Las Cruces, NM
Description
Welcome Inn Package Store - Here's the problem with most bars: the vibe sometimes dies around 1am. Luckily for you, when most bars are sweeping up the floors and closing shop, Welcome Inn Package Store kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

Knights Of Columbus
(505) 522-9945
2755 E Idaho Ave
Las Cruces, NM
Description
Knights Of Columbus - 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.

Brew
(505) 647-3348
2500 S Valley Dr
Las Cruces, NM
Description
Brew - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Brew 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.

Graham Central Station
(505) 524-9131
505 S Main St
Las Cruces, NM
Description
Graham Central Station - Think of Graham Central Station 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.

Victoria's
(505) 523-0440
2395 N Solano Dr
Las Cruces, NM
Description
Victoria's - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Victoria's makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Club
(505) 521-1137
1200 Foster Rd
Las Cruces, NM
Description
Club - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Club is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

High Desert Brewing Co
(505) 525-6752
1201 W Hadley Ave
Las Cruces, NM
Description
High Desert Brewing Co - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. High Desert Brewing Co? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Gadsden Purchase
(505) 525-3000
1300 Avenida DE Mesilla
Las Cruces, NM
Description
Gadsden Purchase - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Gadsden Purchase, located at [Address], might just do the trick. Pretty barebones and without fanfare, but the prices are reasonable and there's no hassle at the door.

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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