Cocktail Party Planning Daytona Beach FL

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Daytona Beach. 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.

Walden's Tavern
(386) 258-3935
745 S Beach St
Daytona Beach, FL
Description
Walden's Tavern - If you're looking to kick back, Walden's Tavern, 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.

Mrs G's Lounge Liquors
(386) 258-0009
769 Alabama St
Daytona Beach, FL
Description
Mrs G's Lounge Liquors - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Mrs G's Lounge Liquors offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

Pink Pony
(386) 252-3584
642 N Ridgewood Ave
Daytona Beach, FL
Description
Pink Pony - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Pink Pony 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.

Halftime Sports Pub
(386) 257-4881
2525 W Internatl Speedway # 6
Daytona Beach, FL
Description
Halftime Sports Pub - Plush seating and good music gives Halftime Sports Pub 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.

Chubby's Sports Pub
(386) 323-0401
650 N Beach St
Daytona Beach, FL
Description
Chubby's Sports Pub - Plush seating and good music gives Chubby's Sports Pub 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.

Willies Place
(386) 248-8409
330 Madison Ave
Daytona Beach, FL
Description
Willies Place - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Willies Place makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Age's Belnova
(386) 253-9382
1528 S Nova Rd
Daytona Beach, FL
Description
Age's Belnova - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Age's Belnova, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

Alley Cats Saloon
(386) 238-6369
729 N Beach St
Daytona Beach, FL
Description
Alley Cats Saloon, 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 Alley Cats Saloon.

Love Bar
(386) 252-7600
116 N Beach St
Daytona Beach, FL
Description
Love Bar - Now you have your cake and eat it too. Love Bar, 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.

Southside Inn
(386) 255-5341
831 S Martin Luther King Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL
Description
Southside Inn - Happy hour never looked so good. Southside Inn, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

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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