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.

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.

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.

Prairie Sky Pub
(605) 842-1918
845 E Highway 44
Winner, SD
Description
Prairie Sky Pub, 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 Prairie Sky Pub

Hogwild Saloon
(605) 329-2275
411 Main St
Frederick, SD
Description
Hogwild Saloon - 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.

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.

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.

Seven
(605) 224-2764
325 Coteau Street
Pierre, SD
 
Shenanigans Pub
(605) 361-7454
1590 W Empire Mall
Sioux Falls, SD
Description
Shenanigans Pub - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Shenanigans Pub makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Skeeter's Pub & Casino
(605) 594-2284
508 Depot Ave
Garretson, SD
Description
Skeeter's Pub & Casino - If you're looking to kick back, Skeeter's Pub & Casino, 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.

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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