Cocktail Party Planning Daphne AL

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Daphne. 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.

Purple Cafe
(251) 344-0260
326 Azalea Road
Mobile, AL
 
Judge Roy Bean
(251) 626-9988
508 Main St
Daphne, AL
Description
Judge Roy Bean - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Judge Roy Bean makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Fishbonz
(251) 626-2669
1203 Us Highway 98 # 3d
Daphne, AL
Description
Fishbonz - Here's the problem with most bars: the vibe sometimes dies around 1am. Luckily for you, when most bars are sweeping up the floors and closing shop, Fishbonz kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

Veet's
(251) 694-3090
66 S Royal St
Mobile, AL
Description
Veet's - Plush seating and good music gives Veet's a good name. The place usually gets filled up by midnight so come early if you want to designate an area for you and your friends.

Bicycle Shop
(251) 432-2453
661 Dauphin St
Mobile, AL
Description
Bicycle Shop - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Bicycle Shop 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.

Miss Dee's Restaurant
(251) 626-9918
Belforest Rd
Daphne, AL
Description
Miss Dee's Restaurant - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Miss Dee's Restaurant offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

Bay House Pub
(251) 626-0158
28850 Bayline Dr Highway 98
Daphne, AL
Description
Bay House Pub, located at [Address], has a smooth and chill vibe. It's not the kind of place where you'll be dancing on tables, but it's no dive bar, either. A good mix of laid-back décor and casual comfort. -Review of Bay House Pub

Liz's Haven
(251) 438-6807
RR 7 Box 338b
Spanish Fort, AL
Description
Liz's Haven, located at [Address], has a smooth and chill vibe. It's not the kind of place where you'll be dancing on tables, but it's no dive bar, either. A good mix of laid-back décor and casual comfort. -Review of Liz's Haven

Studio 5-4
(251) 438-5500
9 N Jackson St
Mobile, AL
Description
Studio 5-4 - Here's the problem with most bars: the vibe sometimes dies around 1am. Luckily for you, when most bars are sweeping up the floors and closing shop, Studio 5-4 kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

B-Bob's
(251) 433-2262
213 Conti St
Mobile, AL
Description
B-Bob's - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but B-Bob's offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

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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