Cocktail Party Planning Covington KY

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Covington. 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.

Gypsy Cafe
(513) 221-8700
117 Calhoun Street
Cincinnati, OH
 
Kelly's Stables
(859) 581-9160
810 Madison Ave
Covington, KY
Description
Kelly's Stables - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Kelly's Stables 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.)

Lew's Place Inc
(859) 581-6666
144 E 10th St
Covington, KY
Description
Lew's Place Inc - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Lew's Place Inc, located at [Address], has a good crowd of regulars and a decent-looking clientele. As an added bonus, there's no cover, so this is a good place to hit without blowing your budget.

Dottie's Pike Street Pub
(859) 655-9011
266 Pike St
Covington, KY
Description
Dottie's Pike Street Pub - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Dottie's Pike Street Pub, located at [Address], the party marches into the late, late hours, as they have one of the best all-night parties. Of course, this could mean some serious pain the next morning (or, more likely, the next afternoon.) Don't say we didn't warn you.

Rita's Place
(859) 491-9312
1259 Highway Ave # 1
Covington, KY
Description
Rita's Place - Happy hour never looked so good. Rita's Place, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Bar Humbug
(859) 491-1333
8 W Pike St
Covington, KY
Description
Bar Humbug - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Bar Humbug is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Bar Humbug is more than able to oblige.

Rum Runners
(859) 491-0320
620 Scott St
Covington, KY
Description
Rum Runners, 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 Rum Runners.

Venus Lounge
(859) 581-5739
12 E 5th St
Covington, KY
Description
Venus Lounge - 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.

Cock & Bull English Pub
(859) 581-4253
601 Main St
Covington, KY
Description
Cock & Bull English Pub - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Cock & Bull English Pub is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Finke's Pub
(859) 431-6154
1458 Dixie Hwy
Covington, KY
Description
Finke's Pub - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Finke's Pub 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.

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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