Cocktail Party Planning Arab AL
12470 Us Highway 431
Manhattan's - Plush seating and good music gives Manhattan's 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.
12542 Us Highway 431
La Taberna - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. La Taberna caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.
2140 Gunter Ave
Twilight Zone - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Twilight Zone offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.
Hwy 79 Beverages & Spirits
5318 Al Highway 79 South
11348 Highway 431 South
New Hope, AL
Bogey's Sports Lounge
412 Old Town St
Bogey's Sports Lounge - Now you have your cake and eat it too. Bogey's Sports Lounge, located at [Address], is a hybrid of both trendy-club and swank-lounge. Get there early and stay late; it's the kind of place where you can have an amazing drinks and then stay for the nightlife.
1525 Blount Ave
Lakeside Lounge - Plush seating and good music gives Lakeside Lounge 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.
Town Creek Fillin Station
12802 Al Highway 227
Lakeside Beverage & Spirits
21701 USHighway 431
Wagon Wheel Liquors
6846 Highway 431 S
Hampton Cove, AL
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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