Cocktail Party Planning Covington LA

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.

Daiquiri Depot
(985) 893-7305
124 Maison Dr
Covington, LA
Description
Daiquiri Depot - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Daiquiri Depot offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

Boston Pub
(985) 893-9907
517 E Boston St
Covington, LA
Description
Boston Pub - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Boston Pub offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

Firehouse Bar & Grill
(985) 898-2222
72148 Military Rd
Covington, LA
Description
Firehouse Bar & Grill - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Firehouse Bar & Grill is located at [Address]. Just make sure you dress up a little, as it's not quite the frat bar you're used to from college.

Daiquiri Trace
(985) 727-1301
1819 N Causeway Blvd
Mandeville, LA
Description
Daiquiri Trace - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Daiquiri Trace, 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.

Rosie's Tavern
(985) 809-0454
22067 Highway 59
Abita Springs, LA
Description
Rosie's Tavern - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Rosie's Tavern 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.

Fill'In Station Daiquiris
(985) 893-3068
842 N Collins Blvd
Covington, LA
Description
Fill'in Station Daiquiris - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Fill'in Station Daiquiris is located at [Address]. Just make sure you dress up a little, as it's not quite the frat bar you're used to from college.

Daiquiris & Creams
(985) 871-0500
339 N Highway 190
Covington, LA
Description
Daiquiris & Creams - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Daiquiris & Creams makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

T Rivers
(985) 845-1711
1999 Main St
Madisonville, LA
Description
T Rivers - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, T Rivers makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Americas Spirits
(985) 898-0557
70117 Highway 59
Abita Springs, LA
Description
Americas Spirits - If you're trying to impress your date, Americas Spirits 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 Americas Spirits offers.

Don's Restaurant & Lounge
(985) 626-9945
1951 Lakeshore Dr
Mandeville, LA
Description
Don's Restaurant & Lounge - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Don's Restaurant & Lounge is located at [Address]. Just make sure you dress up a little, as it's not quite the frat bar you're used to from college.

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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