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.

Gluek's Restaurant & Bar
16 North 6th Street
Minneapolis, MN

Yafa Grill Hookah Club
(763) 789-9232
4110 Centra Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 377-3345
2414 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN
Artist's Quarter
408 St Peter St
Saint Paul, MN
Artist's Quarter - Young or old, everyone who patronizes this small basement jazz club is serious about the music. St. Paul's native jazz musicians love to play this club, especially instrumentalists.
Cross Street
Seventh Street

Top Hat Bar & Restaurant
(651) 228-1347
134 E 5th St
Saint Paul, MN
Top Hat Bar & Restaurant - An old downtown St. Paul bar with snappy drinks.

Big Marina Grill Deli (El Bustan)
(763) 571-7807
4755 Central Ave. NE
Columbia Heights, MN
Pyramid Cafe
(763) 574-9999
4921 Centra Ave NE
Columbia Heights, MN
Gopher Bar
(651) 291-9638
241 E 7th St
Saint Paul, MN
Gopher Bar - Formerly a dive, but now a more upscale bar known for some good hot dogs.

Gabe's by the Park
(651) 646-3066
991 N Lexington Pkwy
Saint Paul, MN
Gabe's by the Park - Sports bar with a big Packers crowd and good dining in the booths lining the walls. Gabe's provides a bus to St. Paul Saints games, and so whenever they're playing, there's a big crowd.

4th Street Station
(651) 298-0173
201 4th St E
Saint Paul, MN
4Th Street Station - Think of 4Th Street Station 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.

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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