Cocktail Party Planning Carmel IN

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Carmel. 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.

Khourys Mediterranean Island
(317) 251-8610
1850 E. Broadripple Ave.
Indianapolis, IN
 
The Egyptian
(317) 255-4400
6265 Carrollton Ave.
Indianapolis, IN
 
Jimmy B
(317) 848-7364
10598 N College Ave # 400
Indianapolis, IN
Description
Jimmy B - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Jimmy B is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Jimmy B is more than able to oblige.

Kat's Pub
(317) 570-0302
7522 N Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis, IN
Description
Kat's Pub - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Kat's Pub 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.)

Beer Sellar
(317) 849-2739
6466 E 82nd St
Indianapolis, IN
Description
Beer Sellar - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Beer Sellar, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Madison Oyster Bar
(574) 288-3776
129 N Main St
South Bend, IN
 
Old Town Tavern
(317) 846-5545
29 W Main St
Carmel, IN
Description
Old Town Tavern - Happy hour never looked so good. Old Town Tavern, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Rock Tonic
(317) 896-2711
17902 Us 31 N
Westfield, IN
Description
Rock Tonic - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Rock Tonic is the place you'd likely go to to watch that big game but you'll probably have so much fun, you'll stick around longer.

Taylor's Pub Ii
(317) 815-8615
1546 E 86th St
Indianapolis, IN
Description
Taylor's Pub Ii - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Taylor's Pub Ii, located at [Address], might just do the trick. Pretty barebones and without fanfare, but the prices are reasonable and there's no hassle at the door.

P S O'Rourke's
(317) 594-1200
6155 E 86th St
Indianapolis, IN
Description
P S O'rourke's - Think of P S O'rourke's as a guaranteed hangover. And we mean that in the best possible way. Located at [Address], it's open all night, so it's a pretty good bet that you're going to be feeling it the next morning. Enjoy the late-night debauchery, but drink lots of water and pop some Advil.

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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