Cocktail Party Planning Minot ND

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Minot. 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.

Lamplighter Lounge
(701) 839-9743
200 16th Ave SW
Minot, ND
Description
Lamplighter Lounge - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Lamplighter Lounge is located at [Address]. Just make sure you dress up a little, as it's not quite the frat bar you're used to from college.

Sidekicks
(701) 838-4840
1901 S Broadway
Minot, ND
Description
Sidekicks, located at [Address], has a smooth and chill vibe. It's not the kind of place where you'll be dancing on tables, but it's no dive bar, either. A good mix of laid-back décor and casual comfort. -Review of Sidekicks

Grainhopper
(701) 838-4017
2212 Valley St
Minot, ND
Description
Grainhopper - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Grainhopper, 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, Grainhopper will do the trick.

Blind Duck
(701) 852-4940
1524 S Broadway
Minot, ND
Description
Blind Duck - Plush seating and good music gives Blind Duck a good name. The place usually gets filled up by midnight so come early if you want to designate an area for you and your friends.

Ranger Lounge
(701) 838-4002
1218 S Broadway
Minot, ND
Description
Ranger Lounge - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Ranger Lounge is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

Capri Bar
(701) 839-3291
2030 Burdick Expy E
Minot, ND
Description
Capri Bar - If you're looking to kick back, Capri Bar, located at [Address], is a safe bet. It's not the kind of place that's going to break your wallet, so that's more you have left over for happy hour.

Udder Place Dae
(701) 852-5079
1015 S Broadway
Minot, ND
Description
Udder Place Dae - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Udder Place Dae makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Fireside Lounge
(701) 838-4007
2605 Burdick Expy W
Minot, ND
Description
Fireside Lounge - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Fireside Lounge, 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, Fireside Lounge will do the trick.

Trappers Lounge-Dakota Inn
(701) 852-4842
2401 Highway 2 And 52 W
Minot, ND
Description
Trappers Lounge-Dakota Inn - Plush seating and good music gives Trappers Lounge-Dakota Inn a good name. The place usually gets filled up by midnight so come early if you want to designate an area for you and your friends.

Arny's Lounge & Bottle Shop
(701) 838-4068
12 3rd St SE
Minot, ND
Description
Arny's Lounge & Bottle Shop - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Arny's Lounge & Bottle Shop is the place you'd likely go to to watch that big game but you'll probably have so much fun, you'll stick around longer.

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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