Cocktail Party Planning Hannibal MO

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Hannibal. 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.

Water Hole
(573) 221-9660
1920 Market St
Hannibal, MO
Description
Water Hole, 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 Water Hole

Fitz's Lounge
(573) 221-9775
2205 Market St
Hannibal, MO
Description
Fitz's Lounge - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Fitz's Lounge 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.

Down Under Lounge
(573) 221-9696
600 Broadway
Hannibal, MO
Description
Down Under Lounge - Plush seating and good music gives Down Under Lounge 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.

Jake's Sports Bar
(573) 221-2960
611 Broadway
Hannibal, MO
Description
Jake's Sports Bar - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Jake's Sports Bar offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

Wommack Dugout-Calaboose
(573) 769-4111
205 N Lane St
Palmyra, MO
Description
Wommack Dugout-Calaboose - Beer, liquor and all other booze-it all ends up in the same place. If you're looking for a decent fueling station with moderate prices, [name] is right on the money.

Sid's National Bar & Grill
(573) 221-7529
125 N Main St
Hannibal, MO
Description
Sid's National Bar & Grill, 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 Sid's National Bar & Grill

River City Billiards
(573) 221-4672
603 Broadway
Hannibal, MO
Description
River City Billiards - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into River City Billiards, 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, River City Billiards will do the trick.

Broadway Bar & Grill
(573) 221-9591
712 Broadway
Hannibal, MO
Description
Broadway Bar & Grill - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Broadway Bar & Grill will do the trick. Grab a seat at the welcoming bar and order one of the many brews on hand. The bartender will likely hook you up if you become a regular and then you'll really have your very own place where everyone knows your name.

Korner Bar & Grill
(573) 985-3971
17329 Business Highway 61
New London, MO
Description
Korner Bar & Grill - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Korner Bar & Grill, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Chevy's Lounge
(573) 769-9509
105 S Main St
Palmyra, MO
Description
Chevy's Lounge - If you're looking to kick back, Chevy's Lounge, 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.

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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