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.

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.

C-Q Too
(318) 449-4577
728 Lee St
Alexandria, LA
Description
C-Q Too - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but C-Q Too offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

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.

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.

Sugar & Spice
(318) 442-9300
1801 N Macarthur Dr
Alexandria, LA
Description
Sugar & Spice - Here's the problem with most bars: the vibe sometimes dies around 1am. Luckily for you, when most bars are sweeping up the floors and closing shop, Sugar & Spice kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

Unique Bar & Lounge
(318) 448-0555
3217 Industrial St
Alexandria, LA
Description
Unique Bar & Lounge - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Unique Bar & Lounge, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

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.

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.

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.

G G's Club
(318) 473-4944
7521 Coliseum Blvd
Alexandria, LA
Description
G G's Club - Here's the problem with most bars: the vibe sometimes dies around 1am. Luckily for you, when most bars are sweeping up the floors and closing shop, G G's Club kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

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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