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.

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.

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.

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.

Leo's Lounge
(605) 624-9991
11 Market St
Vermillion, SD
Description
Leo's Lounge - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Leo's Lounge, 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.

Bar X Bar
(605) 997-3112
118 N Wind St
Flandreau, SD
Description
Bar X Bar - If you're trying to impress your date, Bar X Bar is the place to do it. The drinks are strong, the atmosphere laid back and welcoming. Grab a seat and check out the many specials Bar X Bar offers.

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.

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.

Seven
(605) 224-2764
325 Coteau Street
Pierre, SD
 
Rimrock Happy Tavern
(605) 348-9733
22929 Forest Rd
Rapid City, SD
Description
Rimrock Happy Tavern - Beer, liquor and all other booze-it all ends up in the same place. If you're looking for a decent fueling station with moderate prices, [name] is right on the money.

Coon Hunter Inn
(605) 523-2564
42744 244th St
Canova, SD
Description
Coon Hunter Inn - If you're trying to impress your date, Coon Hunter Inn is the place to do it. The drinks are strong, the atmosphere laid back and welcoming. Grab a seat and check out the many specials Coon Hunter Inn offers.

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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