Cocktail Party Planning Sparks NV

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Sparks. 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.

Scores Sports Bar & Grille
(775) 359-4777
950 Glendale Ave
Sparks, NV
Description
Scores Sports Bar & Grille - If you're looking to kick back, Scores Sports Bar & Grille, 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.

Luckie's Sports Bar & Deli
(775) 331-3321
608 E Prater Way
Sparks, NV
Description
Luckie's Sports Bar & Deli - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Luckie's Sports Bar & Deli, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Outer Limits
(775) 355-8391
404 N Mccarran Blvd
Sparks, NV
Description
Outer Limits - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Outer Limits offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

Val's Lounge
(775) 358-5484
1218 Victorian Ave
Sparks, NV
Description
Val's Lounge - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Val's Lounge makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Victorian Saloon
(775) 358-4778
908 Victorian Ave
Sparks, NV
Description
Victorian Saloon - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Victorian Saloon makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Donley's Irish Pub
(775) 356-0299
2174 Greenbrae Dr
Sparks, NV
Description
Donley's Irish Pub - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Donley's Irish Pub is located at [Address]. Just make sure you dress up a little, as it's not quite the frat bar you're used to from college.

Pure Country
(775) 331-4441
1955 Oddie Blvd
Sparks, NV
Description
Pure Country - Think of Pure Country 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.

Dog House
(775) 358-6868
1450 E Prater Way
Sparks, NV
Description
Dog House - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Dog House? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

50 Yard Line Bar & Grill
(775) 358-8848
400 S Rock Blvd
Sparks, NV
Description
50 Yard Line Bar & Grill - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, 50 Yard Line Bar & Grill is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Copenhagen Bar
(775) 358-5672
2140 Prater Way
Sparks, NV
Description
Copenhagen Bar - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Copenhagen Bar is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

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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