Cocktail Party Planning West Monroe LA

Local resource for cocktail party planning in West Monroe. 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.

J-Max
(318) 651-0059
228 Trenton St
West Monroe, LA
Description
J-Max - Plush seating and good music gives J-Max 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.

Memories
(318) 396-3333
7762 Cypress St
West Monroe, LA
Description
Memories - Let's call it what it is. Memories, at [Address], is a good place to pull. The crowd is good looking and the ambiance is sexy, so if you can't meet someone here, well, keep drinking and try again. Liquid courage always helps. Look, we're not guaranteeing anything, but at Memories you should have plenty of options.

Legands
(318) 397-0586
8609 Cypress St
West Monroe, LA
Description
Legands - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Legands makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Downtown Lounge
(318) 388-1934
221 Trenton St
West Monroe, LA
Description
Downtown Lounge - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Downtown Lounge 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.

Sandy's Club
(318) 397-8363
7772 Cypress St
West Monroe, LA
Description
Sandy's Club - Dress up. Sandy's Club 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.

Hole In The Wall
(318) 398-7400
101 Wood St
West Monroe, LA
Description
Hole In The Wall - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Hole In The Wall, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

Silver Dollar Saloon
(318) 397-2297
5223 1/2 Cypress St
West Monroe, LA
Description
Silver Dollar Saloon, 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 Silver Dollar Saloon

Foxhole Lounge
(318) 387-0430
2930 Cypress St
West Monroe, LA
Description
Foxhole Lounge - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Foxhole Lounge is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

Back Door Lounge
(318) 396-9262
5266 Cypress St
West Monroe, LA
Description
Back Door Lounge - Plush seating and good music gives Back Door Lounge 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.

Landing
(318) 397-3828
6130 Whites Ferry Rd
West Monroe, LA
Description
Landing - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Landing, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

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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