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.

Petra Cafe Restaurant
(505) 266-2477
115 Harvard Dr.
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
Description
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
Description
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.

Sal's Cantina
(505) 344-9353
6855 4th St NW
Albuquerque, NM
Description
Sal's Cantina - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Sal's Cantina is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Sal's Cantina is more than able to oblige.

Bubble Lounge
(505) 872-0046
506 Central Avenue Southwest
Albuquerque, NM
 
El Madrid
(505) 242-0829
423 1st St SW
Rio Rancho, NM
Description
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
Description
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

Billy's Long Bar
(505) 889-0573
4800 San Mateo Blvd NE # C
Albuquerque, NM
Description
Billy's Long Bar - If you're trying to impress your date, Billy's Long 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 Billy's Long Bar offers.

Back Street Bar & Grill
(505) 888-3688
5210 San Mateo Blvd NE # A
Albuquerque, NM
Description
Back Street Bar & Grill - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Back Street Bar & Grill 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.

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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