Cocktail Party Planning Minnetonka MN

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Minnetonka. 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.

(612) 377-3345
2414 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN
Big Marina Grill Deli (El Bustan)
(763) 571-7807
4755 Central Ave. NE
Columbia Heights, MN
Pyramid Cafe
(763) 574-9999
4921 Centra Ave NE
Columbia Heights, MN
Sherlock's Home
(952) 931-0203
11000 Red Circle Dr
Hopkins, MN
Sherlock's Home - Roomy English pub with an upscale pub atmosphere, and its own ales and lagers.

Hopkins Tavern On Main
(952) 933-1230
819 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN
Hopkins Tavern On Main - Happy hour never looked so good. Hopkins Tavern On Main, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Gluek's Restaurant & Bar
16 North 6th Street
Minneapolis, MN

Yafa Grill Hookah Club
(763) 789-9232
4110 Centra Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN
Scoreboard Bar & Grill
(952) 935-6537
5765 Sanibel Drive
Hopkins, MN
Scoreboard Bar & Grill - Minnentonka sports bar.

Decoys Grill & Bar
(952) 935-7718
1022 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN
Decoys Grill & Bar - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Decoys Grill & Bar, looking nice will help. The crowd is attractive and the bartenders even more so. If you're looking for a nice spot to hang with friends and meet new (attractive) people, Decoys Grill & Bar will do the trick.

Archie's Bar and Lounge
(952) 935-7718
1022 Main St
Hopkins, MN
Archie's Bar and Lounge - Roomy, relaxed pub in Hopkins, with live music, usually rock cover bands, six nights a week. The crowd tends towards working-class.

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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