Cocktail Party Planning Kyle TX

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Kyle. 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.

The Stratosphere Lounge
(512) 393-5001
235 North L B J Dr
San Marcos, TX
 
Club 21
(512) 398-2901
1 N Old Spanish Trl
Kyle, TX
Description
Club 21, located at [Address], has an atmosphere that's bordering on dive. Don't take a date there-unless she's cool as hell and is super low-maintenance-but it's a good place to chill and unwind. -Review of Club 21

Hilltop Tavern
(512) 357-6731
5996 Camino Real
Maxwell, TX
Description
Hilltop Tavern - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Hilltop Tavern is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Hilltop Tavern is more than able to oblige.

Tap Room, The
(512) 392-9824
129 E Hopkins St
San Marcos, TX
Description
Tap Room, The - 32 beers on tap at this 40s-style bar with good bar food and bloody marys.

Triple Crown
(512) 396-2236
206 N Edward Gary St
San Marcos, TX
Description
Triple Crown - Opens at 7 in the morning, and has live music of all kinds in the evening.

Red Fez
(512) 478-5120
209 West 5th Street
Austin, TX
 
El Flamingo Club
(512) 243-1188
8619 Us Highway 183 S
Austin, TX
Description
El Flamingo Club - Tejano club open Wednesday through Sunday.

Nephew's
(512) 558-2337
100 N Guadalupe St
San Marcos, TX
Description
Nephew's - San Marcos favorite playing country, blues and rock, both live and recorded.

Top Cats Billiards
(512) 392-1111
127 E Hopkins St
San Marcos, TX
Description
Top Cats Billiards - Good spot for beers and some pool.

Yellow Rock Dance Hall
(512) 396-7188
3414 Hunter Rd
San Marcos, TX
Description
Yellow Rock Dance Hall - Lively country bar in San Marcos drawing good dancers and a fun crowd.

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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