Cocktail Party Planning Deland FL

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Deland. 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.

Halftime Sports Bar
(386) 736-4450
145 N Woodland Blvd
Deland, FL
Halftime Sports Bar - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Halftime Sports Bar? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Central Park & Jr's Country
(386) 734-4411
225 W New York Ave
Deland, FL
Central Park & Jr's Country - Plush seating and good music gives Central Park & Jr's Country 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.

Dolly's Olde Time Tavern Inc
(386) 738-7398
1410 E New York Ave
Deland, FL
Dolly's Olde Time Tavern Inc - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Dolly's Olde Time Tavern Inc, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Sunshine Bowling Lanes
(386) 738-5567
595 E International Speedway
Deland, FL
Sunshine Bowling Lanes - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Sunshine Bowling Lanes is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

Shenanigans Lounge
(386) 736-3440
2801 E New York Ave
Deland, FL
Shenanigans Lounge - So it's midnight. You're still feeling it. You're still buzzed. Why go home? You don't have to. Shenanigans Lounge, located at [Address], is open well after normal closing-time, so you can keep the vibe going until it's scandalously past your bedtime.

(386) 985-3456
4425 N Us Highway 17
Deland, FL
Paddock - If you're looking to kick back, Paddock, 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.

Inn Between
(386) 734-6733
2486 Old New York Ave
Deland, FL
Inn Between - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Inn Between 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.

Mc Cabe's
(386) 734-8873
225 N Amelia Ave
Deland, FL
Mc Cabe's - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Mc Cabe's makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Blind Pig Pub
(386) 736-3450
148 W New York Ave
Deland, FL
Blind Pig Pub - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Blind Pig Pub, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Emmy's Time Out Tavern
(386) 734-0756
2069 Old New York Ave
Deland, FL
Emmy's Time Out Tavern - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Emmy's Time Out Tavern, looking nice will help. The crowd is attractive and the bartenders even more so. If you're looking for a nice spot to hang with friends and meet new (attractive) people, Emmy's Time Out Tavern will do the trick.

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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