Cocktail Party Planning Killeen TX

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Killeen. 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.

Canteen Corp
(254) 690-8491
607 E Veterans Memorial Blvd
Harker Heights, TX
Canteen Corp - Think of Canteen Corp 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.

Silver Wings Saloon
(254) 526-4089
3410 W Stan Schlueter Loop
Killeen, TX
Silver Wings Saloon, 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 Silver Wings Saloon.

Deedee's Lounge
(254) 699-8000
1506 E Veterans Memorial Blvd
Killeen, TX
Deedee's Lounge - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Deedee's Lounge makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

The Post Package Liquor Store
(254) 699-9595
246 W Veterans Memorial Blvd
Harker Heights, TX
19th Hole Liquor Beer & Wine
(254) 699-6585
553 W Veterans Memorial Blvd
Harker Heights, TX
Stevie Don Dundees
(254) 690-5525
518 E Veterans Memorial Blvd
Harker Heights, TX
Stevie Don Dundees - Here's the problem with most bars: the vibe sometimes dies around 1am. Luckily for you, when most bars are sweeping up the floors and closing shop, Stevie Don Dundees kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

Bunny Club
(254) 634-7679
3300 S Fort Hood St
Killeen, TX
Bunny Club - Now you have your cake and eat it too. Bunny Club, 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.

Beer Barn Drive
(254) 699-1363
537 West Veterans Memorial Boulevard
Harker Heights, TX
19th Hole Liquor Beer & Wine
(254) 699-6585
557 West Veterans Memorial Boulevard
Harker Heights, TX
(254) 285-2027
Clear Creek RD.
Ft Hood, TX

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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