Cocktail Party Planning Pensacola FL

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Pensacola. 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.

400 Club
(850) 475-5112
7052 Rolling Hills Rd
Pensacola, FL
400 Club - 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.

Lookers Lounge
(850) 438-8030
3121 W Navy Blvd
Pensacola, FL
Lookers 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 Lookers Lounge

Gutter Lounge At Phoenix
(850) 434-6441
3200 N Palafox St
Pensacola, FL
Gutter Lounge At Phoenix - Plush seating and good music gives Gutter Lounge At Phoenix a good name. The place usually gets filled up by midnight so come early if you want to designate an area for you and your friends.

Cutty Sark Package Store
(850) 438-7335
3811 Mobile Hwy
Pensacola, FL
Cutty Sark Package Store - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Cutty Sark Package Store 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.

(850) 432-5157
500 E Gregory St
Pensacola, FL
Sammy's - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Sammy's, 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.

Chasers Bar & Grill
(850) 432-2611
5104 N W St
Pensacola, FL
Chasers Bar & Grill - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Chasers Bar & Grill makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Sam's Place
(850) 477-2900
6791 Rolling Hills Rd
Pensacola, FL
Sam's Place - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Sam's Place, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Rack'Em Rick's Sports Bar
(850) 434-8672
2600 N Pace Blvd
Pensacola, FL
Rack'em Rick's Sports Bar - Happy hour never looked so good. Rack'em Rick's Sports Bar, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

(850) 433-4211
500 S Palafox St
Pensacola, FL
Groove - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Groove 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.

Emerald City Of Pensecola Inc
(850) 433-9491
406 E Wright St
Pensacola, FL
Emerald City Of Pensecola Inc - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Emerald City Of Pensecola Inc caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

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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