Cocktail Party Planning Alexandria LA

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Alexandria. 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.

Riverside Pub
(318) 484-9090
812 3rd St
Alexandria, LA
Description
Riverside Pub - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Riverside Pub, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Sportsman's Lounge
(318) 445-9413
700 Macarthur Dr
Alexandria, LA
Description
Sportsman's Lounge - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Sportsman's Lounge is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

Bayview Yacht Club
(318) 448-0902
1434 Dorchester Dr # D
Alexandria, LA
Description
Bayview Yacht Club - Plush seating and good music gives Bayview Yacht Club a good name. The place usually gets filled up by midnight so come early if you want to designate an area for you and your friends.

Bayou
(318) 445-2546
4180 Jackson Street Ext
Alexandria, LA
Description
Bayou - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Bayou makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Chalet Lounge
(318) 443-8350
800 N Bolton Ave
Alexandria, LA
Description
Chalet Lounge - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Chalet Lounge makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Fatboy's
(318) 473-1559
3 Texas Ave
Alexandria, LA
Description
Fatboy's - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Fatboy's is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

Mojo's Brews & Blues
(318) 448-4890
3425 Jackson St
Alexandria, LA
Description
Mojo's Brews & Blues - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Mojo's Brews & Blues 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.)

Cleve & Hilda's Rendezvous
(318) 443-6775
613 N 3rd St
Alexandria, LA
Description
Cleve & Hilda's Rendezvous - Let's call it what it is. Cleve & Hilda's Rendezvous, 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 Cleve & Hilda's Rendezvous you should have plenty of options.

Good Thymes Cafe
(318) 443-9622
2837 Lee St
Alexandria, LA
Description
Good Thymes Cafe - Plush seating and good music gives Good Thymes Cafe a good name. The place usually gets filled up by midnight so come early if you want to designate an area for you and your friends.

Frosty Factory Inc
(318) 445-2280
3410 Jackson St
Alexandria, LA
Description
Frosty Factory Inc - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Frosty Factory Inc is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

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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