Cocktail Party Planning New Braunfels TX

Local resource for cocktail party planning in New Braunfels. 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 Stratosphere Lounge
(512) 393-5001
235 North L B J Dr
San Marcos, TX
Iron Horse Saloon & Grill
(830) 606-1610
1030 N Business Ih 35
New Braunfels, TX
Iron Horse Saloon & Grill - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Iron Horse Saloon & Grill will do the trick. Grab a seat at the welcoming bar and order one of the many brews on hand. The bartender will likely hook you up if you become a regular and then you'll really have your very own place where everyone knows your name.

Watering Hole Saloon
(830) 625-0045
1390 Mcqueeney Rd
New Braunfels, TX
Watering Hole Saloon - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Watering Hole Saloon, at [Address], is open all night. So the odds of you getting a good night sleep are closed to zilch - we predict you stumbling home around 8am and flopping into bed, forgetting to brush your teeth. And nothing wrong with that.

Old Ice House
(830) 629-6603
1407 S Business Ih 35
New Braunfels, TX
Old Ice House - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Old Ice House, located at [Address], might just do the trick. Pretty barebones and without fanfare, but the prices are reasonable and there's no hassle at the door.

Barbarossa Trugh
(830) 629-7108
4013 Fm 758
New Braunfels, TX
Barbarossa Trugh - Beer, liquor and all other booze-it all ends up in the same place. If you're looking for a decent fueling station with moderate prices, [name] is right on the money.

Hoity Toit Beer Joint
(830) 625-0107
421 E Torrey St
New Braunfels, TX
Hoity Toit Beer Joint - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Hoity Toit Beer Joint is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Hoity Toit Beer Joint is more than able to oblige.

Calahan's Pub & Deli
(830) 609-9782
194 W San Antonio St
New Braunfels, TX
Calahan's Pub & Deli - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Calahan's Pub & Deli is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Calahan's Pub & Deli is more than able to oblige.

Paramount Bowl
(830) 625-6263
1202 Huisache Ave
New Braunfels, TX
Paramount Bowl - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Paramount Bowl 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.)

Faust Restaurant & Brewpub
(830) 625-7791
240 S Seguin Ave
New Braunfels, TX
Faust Restaurant & Brewpub - Think of Faust Restaurant & Brewpub as a guaranteed hangover. And we mean that in the best possible way. Located at [Address], it's open all night, so it's a pretty good bet that you're going to be feeling it the next morning. Enjoy the late-night debauchery, but drink lots of water and pop some Advil.

Riley's Tavern
(512) 392-3132
8894 Fm 1102
New Braunfels, TX
Riley's 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 Riley's Tavern

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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