Cocktail Party Planning Panama City Beach FL

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Panama City Beach. 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.

Sweet Dreams
(850) 230-6003
12810 Front Beach Rd
Panama City Beach, FL
Description
Sweet Dreams - Think of Sweet Dreams 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.

Good Time Charlie's
(850) 234-0114
16422 Front Beach Rd
Panama City Beach, FL
Description
Good Time Charlie's - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Good Time Charlie's, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

Cool Notes Cafe'
(850) 230-2999
105 Carillon Market St
Panama City Beach, FL
Description
Cool Notes Cafe' - Dress up. Cool Notes Cafe' 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.

Beach House Bar & Grill
(850) 230-1977
19952 Front Beach Rd
Panama City Beach, FL
Description
Beach House Bar & Grill - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Beach House Bar & Grill, located at [Address], has a good crowd of regulars and a decent-looking clientele. As an added bonus, there's no cover, so this is a good place to hit without blowing your budget.

Curve
(850) 234-1055
4103 Thomas Dr
Panama City, FL
Description
Curve - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Curve makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Big Easy 2Y Not Lounge & Pkg
(850) 234-6770
17190 W Highway 98
Panama City Beach, FL
Description
Big Easy 2Y Not Lounge & Pkg - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Big Easy 2Y Not Lounge & Pkg, 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.

Lucky's Bar & Grill
(850) 230-0850
14656 Front Beach Rd
Panama City Beach, FL
Description
Lucky's Bar & Grill - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Lucky's Bar & Grill, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Bamboo Billy's
(850) 233-1477
114 Carillon Market St
Panama City Beach, FL
Description
Bamboo Billy's - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Bamboo Billy's, located at [Address], has a good crowd of regulars and a decent-looking clientele. As an added bonus, there's no cover, so this is a good place to hit without blowing your budget.

Blue Moose Saloon
(850) 230-4679
9450 Thomas Dr
Panama City, FL
Description
Blue Moose Saloon - There's not much to be said about the cocktails at [name]. They're not necessarily cheap, but they're as tasty as they are potent...a delicious and dangerous combination.

Show N Tails
(850) 233-1717
5518 Thomas Dr
Panama City, FL
Description
Show N Tails - Think of Show N Tails 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.

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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