Cocktail Party Planning Montrose CO

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Montrose. 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.

Michael's Bistro Lounge
(970) 240-9120
433 E Main St
Montrose, CO
Description
Michael's Bistro Lounge - Let's call it what it is. Michael's Bistro Lounge, at [Address], is a good place to pull. The crowd is good looking and the ambiance is sexy, so if you can't meet someone here, well, keep drinking and try again. Liquid courage always helps. Look, we're not guaranteeing anything, but at Michael's Bistro Lounge you should have plenty of options.

Montrose Billiards Club
(970) 240-0330
2305 S Townsend Ave # B
Montrose, CO
Description
Montrose Billiards Club - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Montrose Billiards Club, 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.

The Liquor Store
(970) 252-8889
1601 Oxbow DR. #300
Montrose, CO
 
Cork's Fine Wines
(970) 249-5565
16420 South Townsend Avenue
Montrose, CO
 
Discount Liquor
(970) 249-5565
16420 South Townsend Avenue
Montrose, CO
 
Niko's
(970) 249-7709
303 E Main St
Montrose, CO
Description
Niko's - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Niko's, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Suds Tavern
(970) 240-3276
330 E Main St
Montrose, CO
Description
Suds Tavern - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Suds Tavern? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

House of Spirits
(970) 240-4799
1518 East Main Street
Montrose, CO
 
TNT Liquer
(970) 240-4799
1518 East Main Street
Montrose, CO
 
Corks Fine Wines & Spirits
(970) 249-5565
16420 South Townsend Avenue
Montrose, CO
 

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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