Cocktail Party Planning Yuma AZ

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Yuma. 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.

Ron's Place
(928) 726-9946
2852 E 16th St
Yuma, AZ
Description
Ron's Place, 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 Ron's Place

Manske Lounge
(928) 726-9258
3001 S Pacific Ave
Yuma, AZ
Description
Manske Lounge - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Manske Lounge fits right in the middle of the bell curve - a place to hit with your buddies on the way to your ultimate destination. Not the ideal spot for fabulous, drunken debauchery, but it's a good as place as any to pre-drink.

Shadows Cocktail Lounge
(928) 726-9929
171 E 24th St
Yuma, AZ
Description
Shadows Cocktail Lounge - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Shadows Cocktail Lounge makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Taco House
(928) 783-0039
796 W 3rd St
Yuma, AZ
Description
Taco House - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Taco House is the place you'd likely go to to watch that big game but you'll probably have so much fun, you'll stick around longer.

Nikki's Place
(928) 783-1100
501 W 8th St
Yuma, AZ
Description
Nikki's Place - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Nikki's Place is the place you'd likely go to to watch that big game but you'll probably have so much fun, you'll stick around longer.

Mine Shaft
(928) 726-6077
3780 S 4th Ave
Yuma, AZ
Description
Mine Shaft - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Mine Shaft, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Stumble In Tavern
(928) 329-0062
2526 E 16th St
Yuma, AZ
Description
Stumble In Tavern, located at [Address], is your garden variety pub. It's not going to win any raves of "Hottest. Bar. Ever.," but it's a serviceable place to relax and unwind. Just keep your expectations grounded. And there's something to be said for beers that cost less than $14 bucks. Review of Stumble In Tavern.

Hideaway
(928) 329-6912
300 W 15th St
Yuma, AZ
Description
Hideaway - Let's call it what it is. Hideaway, 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 Hideaway you should have plenty of options.

Topper Club
(928) 343-1639
830 S Magnolia Ave
Yuma, AZ
Description
Topper Club - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Topper Club, located at [Address], might just do the trick. Pretty barebones and without fanfare, but the prices are reasonable and there's no hassle at the door.

Western Club
(928) 782-9726
2545 W 16th St
Yuma, AZ
Description
Western Club - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Western Club 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.

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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