Cocktail Party Planning Nixa MO

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Nixa. 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.

Step-Child
(417) 881-9703
1861 S Stewart Ave
Springfield, MO
Description
Step-Child, 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 Step-Child

Dennis' Place
(417) 865-8373
921 W Sunshine St
Springfield, MO
Description
Dennis' Place - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Dennis' Place offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

Kremers
(417) 890-7255
1332 E Republic Rd
Springfield, MO
Description
Kremers - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Kremers 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.

Wright's Brew Works
(417) 889-2214
3211 S Scenic Ave
Springfield, MO
Description
Wright's Brew Works is the type of place you start off your night. The drinks are cheap and strong but the crowd isn't the type to get the party started. Grab a quick drink here and then head out to the real party. -Review of Wright's Brew Works

Mystique Cabaret
(417) 887-3933
1750 S Glenstone Ave
Springfield, MO
Description
Mystique Cabaret - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Mystique Cabaret, located at [Address], the party marches into the late, late hours, as they have one of the best all-night parties. Of course, this could mean some serious pain the next morning (or, more likely, the next afternoon.) Don't say we didn't warn you.

Daily Pub
(417) 862-9911
1906 E Meadowmere St
Springfield, MO
Description
Daily Pub, located at [Address], is your garden variety pub. It's not going to win any raves of "Hottest. Bar. Ever.," but it's a serviceable place to relax and unwind. Just keep your expectations grounded. And there's something to be said for beers that cost less than $14 bucks. Review of Daily Pub.

Gravy's Lounge
(417) 886-3918
3165 S Campbell Ave
Springfield, MO
Description
Gravy's Lounge - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Gravy's 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.

Remingtons
(417) 889-4500
1655 W Republic Rd
Springfield, MO
Description
Remingtons - Think of Remingtons 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.

D W Dawg
(417) 882-0992
1730 E Republic Rd # A118
Springfield, MO
Description
D W Dawg - Let's call it what it is. D W Dawg, 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 D W Dawg you should have plenty of options.

Grumpy's Lounge
(417) 881-9500
3455 S Campbell Ave
Springfield, MO
Description
Grumpy's Lounge - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Grumpy's Lounge, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

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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