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.

Sunshine Bowling Lanes
(386) 738-5567
595 E International Speedway
Deland, FL
Description
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.

Teet's Lounge & Package
(386) 738-2366
114 E Indiana Ave
Deland, FL
Description
Teet's Lounge & Package - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Teet's Lounge & Package makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Frank's Place
(386) 738-5806
2542 N Spring Garden Ave
Deland, FL
Description
Frank's Place - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Frank's Place 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.

Blind Pig Pub
(386) 736-3450
148 W New York Ave
Deland, FL
Description
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.

Inn Between
(386) 734-6733
2486 Old New York Ave
Deland, FL
Description
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.

Halftime Sports Bar
(386) 736-4450
145 N Woodland Blvd
Deland, FL
Description
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.

Cork & Barrell
(386) 740-7720
105 W Indiana Ave
Deland, FL
Description
Cork & Barrell - If you're looking to kick back, Cork & Barrell, 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.

Sharks Pub
(386) 734-0044
1204 E New York Ave
Deland, FL
Description
Sharks Pub is the type of place you start off your night. The drinks are cheap and strong but the crowd isn't the type to get the party started. Grab a quick drink here and then head out to the real party. -Review of Sharks Pub

Central Park & Jr's Country
(386) 734-4411
225 W New York Ave
Deland, FL
Description
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.

Club Vibes
(386) 734-7171
918 S Adelle Ave
Deland, FL
Description
Club Vibes - Now you have your cake and eat it too. Club Vibes, 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.

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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