Cocktail Party Planning Pierre SD

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Pierre. 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.

Marso's Bar & Lounge
(605) 224-9720
114 W Dakota Ave
Pierre, SD
Description
Marso's Bar & Lounge - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Marso's Bar & Lounge, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Granstand
(605) 945-3260
420 Coteau St
Pierre, SD
Description
Granstand - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Granstand 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.

Pete-Ez
(605) 224-6995
611 S Lowell Pl
Pierre, SD
Description
Pete-Ez - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Pete-Ez fits right in the middle of the bell curve - a place to hit with your buddies on the way to your ultimate destination. Not the ideal spot for fabulous, drunken debauchery, but it's a good as place as any to pre-drink.

Erwin Bar & Grill
(605) 847-5063
106 Main St
Erwin, SD
Description
Erwin Bar & Grill - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Erwin Bar & Grill, located at [Address], might just do the trick. Pretty barebones and without fanfare, but the prices are reasonable and there's no hassle at the door.

R J's Sports Bar
(605) 845-3006
722 1st Ave W
Mobridge, SD
Description
R J's Sports Bar - There's not much to be said about the cocktails at [name]. They're not necessarily cheap, but they're as tasty as they are potent...a delicious and dangerous combination.

Possum Lodge
(605) 224-0124
1501 E Sioux Ave
Pierre, SD
Description
Possum Lodge - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Possum Lodge? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Whiskey River Outpost
(605) 224-8453
4800 SD Highway 34
Pierre, SD
Description
Whiskey River Outpost - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Whiskey River Outpost, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Seven
(605) 224-2764
325 Coteau Street
Pierre, SD
 
Wharehouse Sports Bar & Casino
(605) 348-5770
200 E Main St
Rapid City, SD
Description
Wharehouse Sports Bar & Casino, located at [Address], has an atmosphere that's bordering on dive. Don't take a date there-unless she's cool as hell and is super low-maintenance-but it's a good place to chill and unwind. -Review of Wharehouse Sports Bar & Casino

Knuckle Saloon
(605) 347-0106
931 1st St
Sturgis, SD
Description
Knuckle Saloon - Happy hour never looked so good. Knuckle Saloon, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

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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