Cocktail Party Planning Lafayette IN

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Lafayette. 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 Egyptian Cafe
(765) 743-0500
130 Northwestern Ave
West Laf, IN
 
Akropolis
(765) 447-0001
3311 S St
Lafayette, IN
Description
Akropolis - Akropolis is an old, family-run casual Greek eatery, cooking up big portions and tasty dessert food.

Bistro 501
(765) 423-4501
501 Main St
Lafayette, IN
Description
Bistro 501 - It's hard to find French dining in the area, but this bistro is the standard: the soft yellow walls, open architecture, and excellent wine list combine to provide an elegant, unique experience.

Little Mexico 2
(765) 447-0383
6 N Earl Ave
Lafayette, IN
Description
Little Mexico 2 - Authentic Mexican food at low prices, and the relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere is a break from the collegiate scene.

Spectators Pub
(765) 742-9475
1319 N 14th St
Lafayette, IN
Description
Spectators 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 Spectators Pub

Cafe Hookah
(765) 743-3636
135 South Chauncey Ave
West Lafayette, IN
 
Overtime Tavern
(765) 742-5209
1802 Schuyler Ave
Lafayette, IN
Description
Overtime Tavern - Happy hour never looked so good. Overtime Tavern, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Sportsman Bar
(765) 742-6321
644 Main St
Lafayette, IN
Description
Sportsman Bar - The alcohol and cigarettes are cheap, and there's a big jar filled with condoms. That's a strong hint that it's a gay pickup bar.

Other Pub, The
(765) 474-9527
3000 S 9th St
Lafayette, IN
Description
Other Pub, The - A casual bar serving up casual bar food to a set of locals.

Mom's Place Inc
(765) 742-6300
1301 Union St
Lafayette, IN
Description
Mom's Place Inc - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Mom's Place Inc is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

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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