Cocktail Party Planning Lafayette IN
The Egyptian Cafe
130 Northwestern Ave
West Laf, IN
1802 Schuyler Ave
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.
501 Main St
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.
514 Main St
Kokoro - This downtown Lafayette sushi bar offers the most upscale Asian cuisine around. The largely Asian clientele helps keep standards for food and alcohol high.
1035 N 6th St
Kooler Keg - The name tells you something: it's a simple bar, with no real frills, and a bit of a party crowd. The steak is a highlight.
135 South Chauncey Ave
West Lafayette, IN
Little Mexico 2
6 N Earl Ave
Little Mexico 2 - Authentic Mexican food at low prices, and the relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere is a break from the collegiate scene.
Other Pub, The
3000 S 9th St
Other Pub, The - A casual bar serving up casual bar food to a set of locals.
2401 Schuyler Ave
Burton's Bar - Sports bar presenting karaoke on some nights of the week. The clientele is made up of local workers.
3312 South St
Cozy Lounge, 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 Cozy Lounge
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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