Cocktail Party Planning Cookeville TN

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Cookeville. 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.

Hawg Barn
(931) 528-2337
950 W Broad St
Cookeville, TN
Description
Hawg Barn - If you're trying to impress your date, Hawg Barn is the place to do it. The drinks are strong, the atmosphere laid back and welcoming. Grab a seat and check out the many specials Hawg Barn offers.

Freebird Lounge
(931) 858-1955
12520 Nashville Hwy
Baxter, TN
Description
Freebird Lounge - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Freebird Lounge 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.)

Rod's Bar & Grill
(931) 498-3149
282 Standing Stone Hwy
Rickman, TN
Description
Rod's Bar & Grill is the type of place you start off your night. The drinks are cheap and strong but the crowd isn't the type to get the party started. Grab a quick drink here and then head out to the real party. -Review of Rod's Bar & Grill

County Line Tavern
(931) 268-3978
5165 S Grundy Quarles Hwy
Gainesboro, TN
Description
County Line Tavern - 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.

Big Springs Bar & Grill Beer
(931) 823-9474
149 Big Springs Rd
Livingston, TN
Description
Big Springs Bar & Grill Beer, located at [Address], is your garden variety pub. It's not going to win any raves of "Hottest. Bar. Ever.," but it's a serviceable place to relax and unwind. Just keep your expectations grounded. And there's something to be said for beers that cost less than $14 bucks. Review of Big Springs Bar & Grill Beer.

Gail's Place
(931) 372-9178
1846 W Broad St
Cookeville, TN
Description
Gail's Place, located at [Address], is your garden variety pub. It's not going to win any raves of "Hottest. Bar. Ever.," but it's a serviceable place to relax and unwind. Just keep your expectations grounded. And there's something to be said for beers that cost less than $14 bucks. Review of Gail's Place.

Homestead Lounge Tavern
(931) 858-0621
5666 Nashville Hwy
Baxter, TN
Description
Homestead Lounge Tavern - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Homestead Lounge Tavern will do the trick. Grab a seat at the welcoming bar and order one of the many brews on hand. The bartender will likely hook you up if you become a regular and then you'll really have your very own place where everyone knows your name.

12 To 12 Club
(931) 268-9992
197 Doe Creek Ln
Gainesboro, TN
Description
12 To 12 Club - 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.

Ades' Place
(931) 657-2893
924 Disneyland Rd
Sparta, TN
Description
Ades' Place - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Ades' Place, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Maes Hideaway
(931) 823-9530
2117 Byrdstown Hwy
Livingston, TN
Description
Maes Hideaway - If you're trying to impress your date, Maes Hideaway is the place to do it. The drinks are strong, the atmosphere laid back and welcoming. Grab a seat and check out the many specials Maes Hideaway offers.

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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