Cocktail Party Planning Minneapolis MN
Gluek's Restaurant & Bar
16 North 6th Street
4921 Centra Ave NE
Columbia Heights, MN
Big Marina Grill Deli (El Bustan)
4755 Central Ave. NE
Columbia Heights, MN
528 Hennepin Ave
Barney's Underground - Far below the Hennepin Center for the Arts, Barney's Underground caters to mellow clientele who are more than happy to sit and listen to recorded progressive rock, eat, drink and sometimes dance. Go here if you're an arts-minded 20 or 30-something.
725 Hennepin Ave
Skyway Lounge - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Skyway Lounge, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.
2414 Hennepin Ave
Yafa Grill Hookah Club
4110 Centra Ave NE
14 N 5th St
Graffiti's - Underage dance club, open Thursday through Sunday, for those 16 and up.
Woman's Club of Minneapolis
410 Oak Grove St
Woman's Club of Minneapolis - If you're looking for an old-fashioned and proper environment to enjoy some live jazz music, the Woman's Club of Minneapolis may be the place for you. Its non-traditional patrons enjoy a comfy, smoke-free environment, accented by lots of "womanly" pink.
2002 Lyndale Ave S
Coffee Gallery - Coffee Gallery follows the hipster coffeehouse guidelines to a 'T.' Inside look for coffee (duh!), snacks, locally created art and the occasional live music act or poetry reading.
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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