Cocktail Party Planning Kokomo IN

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Kokomo. 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.

Grand Slam Pub
(765) 868-2294
1918 W Sycamore St
Kokomo, IN
Grand Slam Pub 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 Grand Slam Pub

Bill Gentry's Elbow Room
(765) 457-9940
1004 N Washington St
Kokomo, IN
Bill Gentry's Elbow Room - Happy hour never looked so good. Bill Gentry's Elbow Room, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Corner Pub
(765) 452-7352
105 W Markland Ave
Kokomo, IN
Corner Pub - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Corner Pub is nowhere near the pages of Us Weekly or TMZ, but hey, beer is beer, whiskey is whiskey. A friendly neighborhood bar where you can pretty much wear whatever the hell you want. (But leave the cargo-shorts at home.)

Kathy's Place
(765) 459-9807
2411 N Washington St
Kokomo, IN
Kathy's Place - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Kathy's Place, 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.

Cozy Lounge
(765) 459-9664
222 N Buckeye St
Kokomo, IN
Cozy Lounge - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Cozy Lounge 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.

Kokomo Steel Inn
(765) 459-8920
1101 W Markland Ave
Kokomo, IN
Kokomo Steel Inn - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Kokomo Steel Inn, 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, Kokomo Steel Inn will do the trick.

Big Daddy's Showclub
(765) 452-6828
1503 Davis Rd
Kokomo, IN
Big Daddy's Showclub - 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.

First & Last Chance Saloon
(765) 452-9420
2550 N Washington St
Kokomo, IN
First & Last Chance Saloon - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, First & Last Chance Saloon is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Sly Fox
(765) 452-2124
1410 N Washington St
Kokomo, IN
Sly Fox 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 Sly Fox

Tom & Rita's Northside Pub
(765) 868-8434
2448 N Washington St
Kokomo, IN
Tom & Rita's Northside Pub - If you're trying to impress your date, Tom & Rita's Northside Pub is the place to do it. The drinks are strong, the atmosphere laid back and welcoming. Grab a seat and check out the many specials Tom & Rita's Northside Pub offers.

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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