Newport’s Own “Spirit Guides” have a few tips and tricks to share so you can get the most out of your shopping experience.
First, the Facts on Pricing
The State of Oregon sets the price for distilled spirits (aka liquor), so prices are the same across the state and from retailer to retailer. This means we can’t adjust the prices of distilled spirits or run our own price promotions like we can with other items in the store, including beer and wine. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s have some fun!
Distilled Spirits Shopping Tips
Take your party up a notch and impress your guests with a signature cocktail. Talk to our Spirit Guides for ideas and recipes. We are more than happy to special order distilled spirits for you, just ask.
One liter of a distilled spirit will equal about 22 mixed drinks.
Ice, Ice Baby
Plan on 1 to 1 1/2 pounds of ice per guest.
Keep bottled and canned drinks cold without taking up space in the fridge or using the not-so-elegant camping cooler. Fill a galvanized party tub, or a large bucket or bowl, half way with one part water, three parts ice, and a handful of salt. Fill ‘er up with beverages!
Kids Just Wanna Have Fun, Too
For kid-friendly parties, create a “mocktail” station with lots of cherries, drink umbrellas, and fun straws. Use ingredients like grenadine and a variety of soda and fruit juices. Make sure to use different glassware than you are using for adults. Mason jars make great glasses for kids!
Just ask our Spirit Guides–they’ll set you up with the best bar in all of Bend.