Cocktail Party Planning South Houston TX

Local resource for cocktail party planning in South Houston. 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.

Hearsay Gastro Lounge
218 Travis Street
Houston, TX
Description
Gastro Pub

Cafe Layal
(713) 266-5959
6328 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX
 
Showpalace
(713) 943-3109
1411 Spencer Hwy
South Houston, TX
Description
Showpalace, 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 Showpalace

O J's Bar
(713) 944-7867
814 Spencer Hwy
South Houston, TX
Description
O J's Bar is the type of place you start off your night. The drinks are cheap and strong but the crowd isn't the type to get the party started. Grab a quick drink here and then head out to the real party. -Review of O J's Bar

Linda's Depot
(713) 943-1587
606 Houston Blvd
South Houston, TX
Description
Linda's Depot is the type of place you start off your night. The drinks are cheap and strong but the crowd isn't the type to get the party started. Grab a quick drink here and then head out to the real party. -Review of Linda's Depot

Challal Grill Cafe
(281) 316-2607
201 Hobbs Rd
League City, TX
 
Ranoosh
(832) 242-5200
3402 Fondren Rd
Houston, TX
 
Bonnie's & I College Lounge
(713) 944-3070
1309 College Ave
South Houston, TX
Description
Bonnie's & I College Lounge - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Bonnie's & I College Lounge is the place you'd likely go to to watch that big game but you'll probably have so much fun, you'll stick around longer.

Cheers Sports Bar
(713) 910-1157
812 Houston Blvd
South Houston, TX
Description
Cheers Sports Bar - 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.

Friendship Bar
(713) 946-9708
304 S Allen Genoa Rd
South Houston, TX
Description
Friendship Bar - If you're trying to impress your date, Friendship Bar 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 Friendship Bar offers.

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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