Cocktail Party Planning Rio Rancho NM

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Rio Rancho. 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.

Bubble Lounge
(505) 872-0046
506 Central Avenue Southwest
Albuquerque, NM
Terrene Cafe Hookah Lounge
(505) 265-9116
106 Vassar Dr SE
Albuquerque, NM
Sandia Bar
(505) 897-7577
4445 Corrales Rd
Corrales, NM
Sandia Bar - If you're trying to impress your date, Sandia 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 Sandia Bar offers.

Stone Face Tavern
(505) 822-8855
8201 San Pedro Dr NE
Albuquerque, NM
Stone Face Tavern - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Stone Face Tavern, 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.

Muggsy's Brass Rail
(505) 881-1221
6910 Montgomery Blvd NE # C
Albuquerque, NM
Muggsy's Brass Rail - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Muggsy's Brass Rail is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

Petra Cafe Restaurant
(505) 266-2477
115 Harvard Dr.
Albuquerque, NM
El Madrid
(505) 242-0829
423 1st St SW
Rio Rancho, NM
El Madrid - Think of El Madrid 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.

R & D Liquors
(505) 867-4231
242 W Highway 550
Bernalillo, NM
R & D Liquors, 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 R & D Liquors

Rudy's Honkytonk
(505) 828-2525
5430 Academy Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM
Rudy's Honkytonk - Happy hour never looked so good. Rudy's Honkytonk, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Graham Central Station
(505) 883-3041
4770 Montgomery Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
Graham Central Station - Here's the problem with most bars: the vibe sometimes dies around 1am. Luckily for you, when most bars are sweeping up the floors and closing shop, Graham Central Station kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

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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