Cocktail Party Planning Abilene TX

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Abilene. 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.

Mi Barrio Tejano
(325) 672-6194
2902 N 2nd St
Abilene, TX
Description
Mi Barrio Tejano - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Mi Barrio Tejano, located at [Address], the party marches into the late, late hours, as they have one of the best all-night parties. Of course, this could mean some serious pain the next morning (or, more likely, the next afternoon.) Don't say we didn't warn you.

Little Texas
(325) 695-8185
4109 S Danville Dr
Abilene, TX
Description
Little Texas - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Little Texas, 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.

Zone Grill & Bar
(325) 692-7445
4638 S 14th St
Abilene, TX
Description
Zone Grill & Bar - Happy hour never looked so good. Zone Grill & Bar, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

El Fidi Fidi Club
(325) 673-9355
443 Walnut St
Abilene, TX
Description
El Fidi Fidi Club - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because El Fidi Fidi Club, 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.

Bill Reed Distributing Company
(325) 692-9149
4290 South Treadaway Boulevard
Abilene, TX
 
Woodys
(325) 695-7008
525 Arnold Blvd
Abilene, TX
Description
Woodys - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Woodys is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Woodys is more than able to oblige.

Club Hypnotiq
(325) 795-2801
3112 S 27th St
Abilene, TX
Description
Club Hypnotiq - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Club Hypnotiq caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

Lone Star
(325) 692-0672
541 Arnold Blvd
Abilene, TX
Description
Lone Star - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Lone Star caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

Brew Buckets
(325) 690-6165
407 County Road 287
Merkel, TX
Description
Brew Buckets - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Brew Buckets is nowhere near the pages of Us Weekly or TMZ, but hey, beer is beer, whiskey is whiskey. A friendly neighborhood bar where you can pretty much wear whatever the hell you want. (But leave the cargo-shorts at home.)

Big Country Liquor
(325) 677-2971
2502 North 1st Street
Abilene, TX
 

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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