Cocktail Party Planning Yakima WA

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Yakima. 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.

Ranch Tavern
(509) 453-7352
515 Fruitvale Blvd
Yakima, WA
Description
Ranch Tavern - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Ranch Tavern will do the trick. Grab a seat at the welcoming bar and order one of the many brews on hand. The bartender will likely hook you up if you become a regular and then you'll really have your very own place where everyone knows your name.

Little Dutch Inn
(509) 452-7960
214 N 6th Ave
Yakima, WA
Description
Little Dutch Inn - 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.

Lewisville Tavern
(509) 248-1819
301 N 6th Ave
Yakima, WA
Description
Lewisville Tavern - If you're trying to impress your date, Lewisville Tavern is the place to do it. The drinks are strong, the atmosphere laid back and welcoming. Grab a seat and check out the many specials Lewisville Tavern offers.

Busch Agricultural Resources
(509) 457-8520
1506 S 36th Ave
Yakima, WA
Description
Busch Agricultural Resources - If you're looking to kick back, Busch Agricultural Resources, 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.

Hoops
(509) 575-4667
2103 W Lincoln Ave
Yakima, WA
Description
Hoops - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Hoops? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Arty's Sports Bar & Lounge
(509) 469-0716
1402 Fruitvale Blvd
Yakima, WA
Description
Arty's Sports Bar & Lounge - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Arty's Sports Bar & Lounge, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Zone
(509) 248-9427
216 W Yakima Ave
Yakima, WA
Description
Zone - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Zone, at [Address], is open all night. So the odds of you getting a good night sleep are closed to zilch - we predict you stumbling home around 8am and flopping into bed, forgetting to brush your teeth. And nothing wrong with that.

Michael's Sports Tav
(509) 575-0255
402 S 11th Ave
Yakima, WA
Description
Michael's Sports Tav - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Michael's Sports Tav, 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.

Bill's Place
(509) 575-9513
206 S 3rd Ave
Yakima, WA
Description
Bill's Place - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Bill's Place is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Bill's Place is more than able to oblige.

West Valley Tavern
(509) 966-9370
1212 S 80th Ave
Yakima, WA
Description
West Valley Tavern - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to West Valley Tavern, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

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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