Cocktail Party Planning Metairie LA

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Metairie. 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.

Attiki Bar and Grill
230 Decatur St.
New Orleans, LA
 
Hammerhead's Bar & Grill
(504) 834-6474
1300 N Causeway Blvd
Metairie, LA
Description
Hammerhead's Bar & Grill - If you're trying to impress your date, Hammerhead's Bar & Grill is the place to do it. The drinks are strong, the atmosphere laid back and welcoming. Grab a seat and check out the many specials Hammerhead's Bar & Grill offers.

Daiquari Den
(504) 832-9912
2701 Airline Dr
Metairie, LA
Description
Daiquari Den - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Daiquari Den is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

Tavern
(504) 832-8164
3613 Airline Dr
Metairie, LA
Description
Tavern, 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 Tavern

Double D D's
(504) 837-4444
2301 N Causeway Blvd
Metairie, LA
Description
Double D D's - Hang out outside of New Orleans.

The Irish House
1432 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA
Description
Gastro Pub

Annex Food & Spirits
(504) 887-9709
4620 Quincy St
Metairie, LA
Description
Annex Food & Spirits - Come to the Annex for some food and drinks.

House Of Blue Light
(504) 837-7655
3409 Lausat St
Metairie, LA
Description
House Of Blue Light - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. House Of Blue Light is nowhere near the pages of Us Weekly or TMZ, but hey, beer is beer, whiskey is whiskey. A friendly neighborhood bar where you can pretty much wear whatever the hell you want. (But leave the cargo-shorts at home.)

Pair-Of-Dice Lounge
(504) 456-0862
4520 S I 10 Service Rd W
Metairie, LA
Description
Pair-Of-Dice Lounge - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Pair-Of-Dice Lounge makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Max
(504) 885-1677
2501 N Woodlawn Ave
Metairie, LA
Description
Max - Chill to the Max!

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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