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.

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.

Buffalo Bar
(775) 359-0286
1114 Victorian Ave
Sparks, NV
Description
Buffalo Bar - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Buffalo Bar, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

Driftwood Lounge
(775) 358-4477
670 Greenbrae Dr
Sparks, NV
Description
Driftwood Lounge - Let's call it what it is. Driftwood Lounge, at [Address], is a good place to pull. The crowd is good looking and the ambiance is sexy, so if you can't meet someone here, well, keep drinking and try again. Liquid courage always helps. Look, we're not guaranteeing anything, but at Driftwood Lounge you should have plenty of options.

Spot Bar
(775) 356-8709
2140 Victorian Ave
Sparks, NV
Description
Spot Bar - 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.

Elbow Room Bar
(775) 356-9799
2002 Victorian Ave
Sparks, NV
Description
Elbow Room Bar - Happy hour never looked so good. Elbow Room Bar, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

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.

Road House Saloon
(775) 355-9511
1923 Prater Way
Sparks, NV
Description
Road House Saloon - There's not much to be said about the cocktails at [name]. They're not necessarily cheap, but they're as tasty as they are potent...a delicious and dangerous combination.

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.

Mecca Lounge
(775) 356-9813
880 Holman Way
Sparks, NV
Description
Mecca Lounge - Let's call it what it is. Mecca Lounge, at [Address], is a good place to pull. The crowd is good looking and the ambiance is sexy, so if you can't meet someone here, well, keep drinking and try again. Liquid courage always helps. Look, we're not guaranteeing anything, but at Mecca Lounge you should have plenty of options.

Sparks Station Bar & Grill
(775) 331-1986
1221 Commerce St
Sparks, NV
Description
Sparks Station Bar & Grill, located at [Address], has a smooth and chill vibe. It's not the kind of place where you'll be dancing on tables, but it's no dive bar, either. A good mix of laid-back décor and casual comfort. -Review of Sparks Station Bar & Grill

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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