Cocktail Party Planning Elkhart IN

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Elkhart. 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.

The Mark Dine & Tap
1234 Eddy Street
South Bend, IN
Description
Gastro Pub

Franklin Street Tavern
(574) 522-2037
1906 W Franklin St
Elkhart, IN
Description
Franklin Street Tavern - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Franklin Street Tavern, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Jan's Bar & Grill
(574) 675-9140
30107 Old Us 33
Elkhart, IN
Description
Jan's Bar & Grill - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Jan's Bar & Grill is nowhere near the pages of Us Weekly or TMZ, but hey, beer is beer, whiskey is whiskey. A friendly neighborhood bar where you can pretty much wear whatever the hell you want. (But leave the cargo-shorts at home.)

Camaleon Dance Club
(574) 522-5663
515 S Main St
Elkhart, IN
Description
Camaleon Dance Club - So it's midnight. You're still feeling it. You're still buzzed. Why go home? You don't have to. Camaleon Dance Club, located at [Address], is open well after normal closing-time, so you can keep the vibe going until it's scandalously past your bedtime.

Louie & Kelly's
(574) 522-3522
1045 S Main St
Elkhart, IN
Description
Louie & Kelly's - If you're looking to kick back, Louie & Kelly's, 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.

Linda's Hideaway
(574) 293-1866
611 Harrison St
Elkhart, IN
Description
Linda's Hideaway - If you're trying to impress your date, Linda's Hideaway 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 Linda's Hideaway offers.

TCC The Club
(574) 389-3445
129 S Main St
Elkhart, IN
Description
Tcc The Club - Think of Tcc The Club as a guaranteed hangover. And we mean that in the best possible way. Located at [Address], it's open all night, so it's a pretty good bet that you're going to be feeling it the next morning. Enjoy the late-night debauchery, but drink lots of water and pop some Advil.

Bowly's Crystal Bar Inc
(574) 294-2440
109 Freight St
Elkhart, IN
Description
Bowly's Crystal Bar Inc - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Bowly's Crystal Bar Inc is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

El Cabello Negro
(574) 389-9993
729 S Main St
Elkhart, IN
Description
El Cabello Negro - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. El Cabello Negro is nowhere near the pages of Us Weekly or TMZ, but hey, beer is beer, whiskey is whiskey. A friendly neighborhood bar where you can pretty much wear whatever the hell you want. (But leave the cargo-shorts at home.)

Jimmy's
(574) 262-2237
51425 State Road 19
Elkhart, IN
Description
Jimmy's - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Jimmy's is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

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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