Cocktail Party Planning Saint Paul MN

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Saint Paul. 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.

Yafa Grill Hookah Club
(763) 789-9232
4110 Centra Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN
 
Pyramid Cafe
(763) 574-9999
4921 Centra Ave NE
Columbia Heights, MN
 
Peacemakers
(612) 377-3345
2414 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN
 
Top Hat Lounge
(651) 228-1347
134 5th St E
Saint Paul, MN
Description
Top Hat Lounge - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Top Hat Lounge is the place you'd likely go to to watch that big game but you'll probably have so much fun, you'll stick around longer.

Lucy's
(612) 228-9959
601 N Western Ave
Saint Paul, MN
Description
Lucy's - The ex-Blues Saloon has turned into a disco club with a country vibe on Thursdays. Fridays and Saturdays, it's techno and house, then Sundays, its hip-hop, with no sagging jeans allowed.

Big Marina Grill Deli (El Bustan)
(763) 571-7807
4755 Central Ave. NE
Columbia Heights, MN
 
Gluek's Restaurant & Bar
16 North 6th Street
Minneapolis, MN
Description
Brewery

Depot Bar
(651) 298-0099
241 E Kellogg Blvd
Saint Paul, MN
Description
Depot Bar - Humble dive filled with smoke.

Family Inn
(651) 222-6400
561 Edmund Ave
Saint Paul, MN
Description
Family Inn - Happy hour never looked so good. Family Inn, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Gopher Bar
(651) 291-9638
241 E 7th St
Saint Paul, MN
Description
Gopher Bar - Formerly a dive, but now a more upscale bar known for some good hot dogs.

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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