Cocktail Party Planning Gadsden AL

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Gadsden. 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.

Sport's Page
(256) 547-9103
217 S 4th St
Gadsden, AL
Description
Sport's Page - Dress up. Sport's Page isn't necessarily "formal," per se, but it's sexy and sleek; this is the kind of place where if you're dressed like a tool, you'll stick out like a sore thumb. (Probably more than a sore thumb, actually-those don't really stand out when you think about it). The point is: it's a solid place. Bring your A-game.

Studio 231
(256) 546-9195
231 E Broad St
Gadsden, AL
Description
Studio 231 - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Studio 231 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.

Brother's Bar
(256) 435-6090
204 Pelham Rd S
Jacksonville, AL
Description
Brother's Bar - Now you have your cake and eat it too. Brother's 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.

Days Inn
(256) 593-0000
12960 Us Highway 431
Boaz, AL
Description
Days Inn - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Days Inn offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

Yellow Moon Saloon
(256) 447-8808
2780 Us Highway 278 W
Piedmont, AL
Description
Yellow Moon Saloon, located at [Address], has an atmosphere that's bordering on dive. Don't take a date there-unless she's cool as hell and is super low-maintenance-but it's a good place to chill and unwind. -Review of Yellow Moon Saloon

Golden Goose
(256) 547-2005
119 E Broad St
Gadsden, AL
Description
Golden Goose - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Golden Goose, located at [Address], might just do the trick. Pretty barebones and without fanfare, but the prices are reasonable and there's no hassle at the door.

Fat Dog Saloon
(256) 546-0045
317 Wall St
Gadsden, AL
Description
Fat Dog Saloon - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Fat Dog Saloon offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

Spinz
(256) 782-2666
103 Pelham Rd S
Jacksonville, AL
Description
Spinz - Think of Spinz 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.

Old Tyme Saloon
(205) 589-4378
3081 Us Highway 278
Altoona, AL
Description
Old Tyme Saloon - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Old Tyme Saloon is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Blackstone Pub And Eatery
(256) 543-7473
525 Broad St
Gadsden, AL
 

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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