Cocktail Party Planning Salina KS

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Salina. 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.

Ringers
(785) 825-9861
433 S Broadway Blvd
Salina, KS
Description
Ringers - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Ringers, looking nice will help. The crowd is attractive and the bartenders even more so. If you're looking for a nice spot to hang with friends and meet new (attractive) people, Ringers will do the trick.

Groove
(785) 823-0990
112 N Santa Fe Ave
Salina, KS
Description
Groove - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Groove is nowhere near the pages of Us Weekly or TMZ, but hey, beer is beer, whiskey is whiskey. A friendly neighborhood bar where you can pretty much wear whatever the hell you want. (But leave the cargo-shorts at home.)

Boomers Sports Bar & Grill
(785) 825-7536
116 S Broadway Blvd
Salina, KS
Description
Boomers Sports Bar & Grill - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Boomers Sports Bar & Grill, located at [Address], has a good crowd of regulars and a decent-looking clientele. As an added bonus, there's no cover, so this is a good place to hit without blowing your budget.

Chucks Bar
(785) 827-4868
600 N Santa Fe Ave
Salina, KS
Description
Chucks Bar - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Chucks Bar, looking nice will help. The crowd is attractive and the bartenders even more so. If you're looking for a nice spot to hang with friends and meet new (attractive) people, Chucks Bar will do the trick.

Union Station Tavern
(785) 825-9887
717 Bishop St
Salina, KS
Description
Union Station Tavern - If you're looking to kick back, Union Station Tavern, located at [Address], is a safe bet. It's not the kind of place that's going to break your wallet, so that's more you have left over for happy hour.

Silver Bullett Ii
(785) 827-8888
101 1/2 N Broadway Blvd
Salina, KS
Description
Silver Bullett Ii - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Silver Bullett Ii, located at [Address], has a good crowd of regulars and a decent-looking clientele. As an added bonus, there's no cover, so this is a good place to hit without blowing your budget.

Boondocks
(785) 452-9033
616 N Broadway Blvd
Salina, KS
Description
Boondocks - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Boondocks is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Do Drop Inn
(785) 309-0717
340 N 12th St
Salina, KS
Description
Do Drop Inn - Beer, liquor and all other booze-it all ends up in the same place. If you're looking for a decent fueling station with moderate prices, [name] is right on the money.

Red Kitten
(785) 493-8203
1108 Holiday St
Salina, KS
Description
Red Kitten - Beer, liquor and all other booze-it all ends up in the same place. If you're looking for a decent fueling station with moderate prices, [name] is right on the money.

Big Nose Kate's
(785) 820-8872
119 N Santa Fe Ave
Salina, KS
Description
Big Nose Kate's, 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 Big Nose Kate's

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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