Cocktail Party Planning Jacksonville NC

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Jacksonville. 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.

Dirty Deeds Bar & Laundry
(910) 577-3837
1311 Lejeune Boulevard
Jacksonville, NC
 
Joy's Grand Finales Bar Grill
(910) 455-2101
290 Verona Rd
Jacksonville, NC
Description
Joy's Grand Finales Bar Grill - Happy hour never looked so good. Joy's Grand Finales Bar Grill, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Rena J's
(910) 347-3211
2304 Wilmington Hwy
Jacksonville, NC
Description
Rena J's - Happy hour never looked so good. Rena J's, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Cardinal Lounge
(910) 347-1124
1832 Gum Branch Rd
Jacksonville, NC
Description
Cardinal Lounge - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Cardinal Lounge, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Orleans House Lounge
(910) 938-0081
246 Wilmington Hwy
Jacksonville, NC
Description
Orleans House Lounge - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Orleans House Lounge offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

Bottoms Up
(910) 938-9898
3152 Burgaw Hwy
Jacksonville, NC
Description
Bottoms Up - Plush seating and good music gives Bottoms Up 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.

Good Times Lounge
(910) 219-1144
2121 Lejeune Blvd
Jacksonville, NC
Description
Good Times Lounge - Plush seating and good music gives Good Times 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.

Country Time Bar
(910) 346-9178
121 Coot Davis Rd
Jacksonville, NC
Description
Country Time Bar - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Country Time Bar, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Dukenfields
(910) 937-7221
4285 Gum Branch Rd
Jacksonville, NC
Description
Dukenfields - 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.

Hide Away Lounge
(910) 455-8825
505 Ramsey Rd
Jacksonville, NC
Description
Hide Away Lounge - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Hide Away Lounge offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

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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