Cocktail Party Planning Lake City FL

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Lake City. 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.

Keg Room
(386) 935-0897
22671 State Road 247
Lake City, FL
Description
Keg Room - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Keg Room? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Frog's Dutch Mill
(386) 752-9915
RR 13 Box 20
Lake City, FL
Description
Frog's Dutch Mill 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 Frog's Dutch Mill

Zygii Pub
(386) 758-7762
2613 S 1st St
Lake City, FL
Description
Zygii Pub - If you're looking to kick back, Zygii Pub, located at [Address], is a safe bet. It's not the kind of place that's going to break your wallet, so that's more you have left over for happy hour.

Oasis Lounge
(386) 758-2051
RR 6 Box 1534
Lake City, FL
Description
Oasis Lounge - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Oasis Lounge is located at [Address]. Just make sure you dress up a little, as it's not quite the frat bar you're used to from college.

Long Branch Saloon
(386) 758-2226
946 S Marion Ave
Lake City, FL
Description
Long Branch Saloon - If you're looking to kick back, Long Branch Saloon, located at [Address], is a safe bet. It's not the kind of place that's going to break your wallet, so that's more you have left over for happy hour.

Breaks Pub & Grill Inc
(386) 755-0036
788 S Marion Ave
Lake City, FL
Description
Breaks Pub & Grill Inc - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Breaks Pub & Grill Inc? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Longhorn Saloon
(386) 758-8416
1333 E Duval St
Lake City, FL
Description
Longhorn Saloon 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 Longhorn Saloon

Hangar 7
(386) 755-9922
E Us Highway 90
Lake City, FL
Description
Hangar 7 - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Hangar 7, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

Weggie's Lounge
(386) 752-8954
RR 25 Box 889
Lake City, FL
Description
Weggie's Lounge, located at [Address], has a smooth and chill vibe. It's not the kind of place where you'll be dancing on tables, but it's no dive bar, either. A good mix of laid-back décor and casual comfort. -Review of Weggie's Lounge

Legends
(386) 755-4599
990 SW Main Blvd
Lake City, FL
Description
Legends - Let's call it what it is. Legends, at [Address], is a good place to pull. The crowd is good looking and the ambiance is sexy, so if you can't meet someone here, well, keep drinking and try again. Liquid courage always helps. Look, we're not guaranteeing anything, but at Legends you should have plenty of options.

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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