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
 
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.

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.

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.

Great Wall
(765) 447-0606
700 N Sagamore Pkwy
Lafayette, IN
Description
Great Wall - You'll get surprisingly authentic Chinese food here, in both buffet and menu options. It hosts many receptions and other social events.

Cafe Hookah
(765) 743-3636
135 South Chauncey Ave
West Lafayette, IN
 
Pub, The
(765) 423-2576
407 Union St
Lafayette, IN
Description
Pub, The - Like the Other Pub, its sister, this bar serves mostly locals, who sit and chat about sports, food and beer. The service is good,

Ben Hur Tavern
(765) 477-7147
1002 S 4th St
Lafayette, IN
Description
Ben Hur Tavern - A small, plain bar serving office workers.

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.

Bruce's Devon Plaza
(765) 428-8057
2371 N 26th St
Lafayette, IN
Description
Bruce's Devon Plaza, 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 Bruce's Devon Plaza

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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