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.

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.

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.

Harrisburg Bar Inc
(605) 767-5908
Willow St
Harrisburg, SD
Description
Harrisburg Bar Inc, 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 Harrisburg Bar Inc.

Wild Oats Sports Bar
(605) 725-6287
322 S Main St
Aberdeen, SD
Description
Wild Oats Sports Bar - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Wild Oats Sports Bar, 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.

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
 
Doc's Bar
(605) 884-0739
33 N Maple
Watertown, SD
Description
Doc's Bar - If you're trying to impress your date, Doc's 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 Doc's Bar offers.

Crow Bar & Casino Lounge
(605) 332-2981
2805 S Minnesota Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
Description
Crow Bar & Casino Lounge, 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 Crow Bar & Casino Lounge

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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