Cocktail Party Planning Ocean Springs MS

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Ocean Springs. 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.

Popa's Vicks Longbrand Saloon
(228) 818-6100
7530 Highway 57
Vancleave, MS
Description
Popa's Vicks Longbrand Saloon - Happy hour never looked so good. Popa's Vicks Longbrand Saloon, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Fort Bayou Saloon
(228) 875-0459
1024 Legion Ln
Ocean Springs, MS
Description
Fort Bayou Saloon - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Fort Bayou Saloon, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Lynchburg Landing
(228) 875-9984
1005 Thorn Ave
Ocean Springs, MS
Description
Lynchburg Landing - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Lynchburg Landing is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Hurricane Cove
(228) 875-2887
5600 Washington Ave
Ocean Springs, MS
Description
Hurricane Cove - If you're looking to kick back, Hurricane Cove, 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.

Rumours Lounge
(228) 875-4131
3540 Bienville Blvd
Ocean Springs, MS
Description
Rumours Lounge - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Rumours Lounge, located at [Address], the party marches into the late, late hours, as they have one of the best all-night parties. Of course, this could mean some serious pain the next morning (or, more likely, the next afternoon.) Don't say we didn't warn you.

Meyers Auto Salvage
(228) 826-5792
9113 Highway 57
Vancleave, MS
Description
Meyers Auto Salvage - Think of Meyers Auto Salvage 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.

Boulevard Martini Bar
(228) 875-1211
1215 Bienville Blvd
Ocean Springs, MS
Description
Boulevard Martini Bar - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Boulevard Martini Bar, 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.

Inn Zone Lounge
(228) 875-9908
1815 Bienville Blvd
Ocean Springs, MS
Description
Inn Zone Lounge - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Inn Zone Lounge, located at [Address], the party marches into the late, late hours, as they have one of the best all-night parties. Of course, this could mean some serious pain the next morning (or, more likely, the next afternoon.) Don't say we didn't warn you.

Sully's Sports Bar
(228) 875-4311
2813 Bienville Blvd
Ocean Springs, MS
Description
Sully's Sports Bar - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Sully's Sports Bar fits right in the middle of the bell curve - a place to hit with your buddies on the way to your ultimate destination. Not the ideal spot for fabulous, drunken debauchery, but it's a good as place as any to pre-drink.

Castaways
(228) 872-6886
3008 Bienville Blvd # B
Ocean Springs, MS
Description
Castaways - Dress up. Castaways isn't necessarily "formal," per se, but it's sexy and sleek; this is the kind of place where if you're dressed like a tool, you'll stick out like a sore thumb. (Probably more than a sore thumb, actually-those don't really stand out when you think about it). The point is: it's a solid place. Bring your A-game.

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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