Cocktail Party Planning Jackson TN

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Jackson. 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.

Vfw Post 9690
(731) 424-5262
411 Railroad St
Jackson, TN
Vfw Post 9690 - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Vfw Post 9690, 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.

Pit Stop
(731) 422-0044
40 Westover Dr # A
Jackson, TN
Pit Stop - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Pit Stop, 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.

Art's Lounge
(731) 935-2996
424 Hollywood Dr
Jackson, TN
Art's Lounge - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Art's Lounge offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

Blueberry Hill
(731) 660-4100
1849 Us Highway 45 Byp
Jackson, TN
Blueberry Hill - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Blueberry Hill, at [Address], is open all night. So the odds of you getting a good night sleep are closed to zilch - we predict you stumbling home around 8am and flopping into bed, forgetting to brush your teeth. And nothing wrong with that.

Northside Tavern
(731) 660-0163
3511 Us Highway 45 N
Jackson, TN
Northside Tavern - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Northside Tavern 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.

Fisherman's Paradise
(731) 427-5315
61 Bowman Collins Rd
Jackson, TN
Fisherman's Paradise - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Fisherman's Paradise? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

P R's Tap Room & Cafe
(731) 427-6929
1438 S Highland Ave
Jackson, TN
P R's Tap Room & Cafe 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 P R's Tap Room & Cafe

Forked Deer Lounge
(731) 424-8458
13 Bond St
Jackson, TN
Forked Deer Lounge - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Forked Deer Lounge makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Cody's Saloon & Dance Hall
(731) 668-0010
59 Heritage Sq
Jackson, TN
Cody's Saloon & Dance Hall - Think of Cody's Saloon & Dance Hall 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.

Club Xtreme
(731) 660-0006
45 Broadview Dr
Jackson, TN
Club Xtreme - Think of Club Xtreme 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.

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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