Cocktail Party Planning Clemson SC

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Clemson. 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.

Hurricanes Pub
(864) 653-9102
385 College Ave
Clemson, SC
Hurricanes Pub - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Hurricanes Pub 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.

Pond Tavern
(864) 225-1181
6333 Highway 76
Pendleton, SC
Pond Tavern - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Pond Tavern 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.)

Cadillac Ranch
(864) 972-0810
999 Coneross Creek Rd
Seneca, SC
Cadillac Ranch - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Cadillac Ranch 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.

Tiger Tails
(864) 882-2582
By Pass 123
Seneca, SC
Tiger Tails - Now you have your cake and eat it too. Tiger Tails, 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.

Smiley's Game Room
(864) 843-0100
8701 Moorefield Memorial Hwy
Liberty, SC
Smiley's Game Room - Happy hour never looked so good. Smiley's Game Room, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Dell's Place
(864) 646-9626
7603 Highway 76
Pendleton, SC
Dell's Place - There's not much to be said about the cocktails at [name]. They're not necessarily cheap, but they're as tasty as they are potent...a delicious and dangerous combination.

My Kinda Bar
(864) 888-4721
403 E Main St
Seneca, SC
My Kinda Bar - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? My Kinda Bar is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, My Kinda Bar is more than able to oblige.

Blackeys Inc
(864) 885-1997
415 E Main St
Seneca, SC
Blackeys Inc - Beer, liquor and all other booze-it all ends up in the same place. If you're looking for a decent fueling station with moderate prices, [name] is right on the money.

Liberty Pool Room
(864) 843-9710
126 W Front St
Liberty, SC
Liberty Pool Room - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Liberty Pool Room fits right in the middle of the bell curve - a place to hit with your buddies on the way to your ultimate destination. Not the ideal spot for fabulous, drunken debauchery, but it's a good as place as any to pre-drink.

Neighbors Pub
(864) 287-5544
6601 Highway 24
Townville, SC
Neighbors Pub - If you're looking to kick back, Neighbors Pub, located at [Address], is a safe bet. It's not the kind of place that's going to break your wallet, so that's more you have left over for happy hour.

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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