Cocktail Party Planning Hurricane WV

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Hurricane. 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.

Sportsman's Inn
(304) 743-4021
1540 E Us Route 60
Milton, WV
Description
Sportsman's Inn - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Sportsman's Inn, located at [Address], has a good crowd of regulars and a decent-looking clientele. As an added bonus, there's no cover, so this is a good place to hit without blowing your budget.

Fish Bowl
(304) 768-3383
6702 Maccorkle Ave
Saint Albans, WV
Description
Fish Bowl - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Fish Bowl, 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, Fish Bowl will do the trick.

34 Tavern
(304) 586-1338
Red House St
Red House, WV
Description
34 Tavern, located at [Address], is your garden variety pub. It's not going to win any raves of "Hottest. Bar. Ever.," but it's a serviceable place to relax and unwind. Just keep your expectations grounded. And there's something to be said for beers that cost less than $14 bucks. Review of 34 Tavern.

Jb's
(304) 766-0936
6012 Maccorkle Ave
Saint Albans, WV
Description
Jb's - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Jb's, located at [Address], the party marches into the late, late hours, as they have one of the best all-night parties. Of course, this could mean some serious pain the next morning (or, more likely, the next afternoon.) Don't say we didn't warn you.

Drummy's Bar & Grill
(304) 722-5124
516 C St
Saint Albans, WV
Description
Drummy's Bar & Grill - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Drummy's Bar & Grill? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

P J's Pub
(304) 755-6100
389 Main Ave
Nitro, WV
Description
P J's Pub - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to P J's Pub, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Shockers Lounge
(304) 727-4220
6907 Maccorkle Ave
Saint Albans, WV
Description
Shockers Lounge - Think of Shockers Lounge 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.

50 Yard Line
(304) 586-4500
Red Hse
Red House, WV
Description
50 Yard Line - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, 50 Yard Line is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Pressbox Inc
(304) 722-6711
6904 Maccorkle Ave
Saint Albans, WV
Description
Pressbox Inc - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Pressbox Inc? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

C J's Olde Main Pub
(304) 727-2091
70 Ole Main Plz
Saint Albans, WV
Description
C J's Olde Main Pub - Happy hour never looked so good. C J's Olde Main Pub, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

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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