Cocktail Party Planning Baltimore MD

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Baltimore. 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.

Three Kings of Egypt
1027 Light Street
Baltimore, MD
 
Huckas Sports Pub
2324 Boston Street
Baltimore, MD
 
Ice Hookah Lounge
(888) 9HO-OKAH
508 York Road
Baltimore, MD
 
Oxford Tavern
(410) 523-3070
1741 W North Ave
Baltimore, MD
Description
Oxford Tavern - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Oxford Tavern 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.

Royal Casino
(410) 383-6005
1519 Pennsylvania Ave
Baltimore, MD
Description
Royal Casino - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Royal Casino? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Zeeba Lounge
(410) 539-7900
916 Light St.
Baltimore, MD
 
Canton Station
1.410.327.2004 or
1028 S. Conkling St.
Baltimore, MD
 
Cigar and Hookah Cafe
1838 East Joppa Road
Parkville, MD
 
Wonderland Liquors
(410) 669-3181
2045 Pennsylvania Ave
Baltimore, MD
Description
Wonderland Liquors - If you're looking to kick back, Wonderland Liquors, 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.

Odyssey Lounge
(410) 728-7259
1323 Presstman St
Baltimore, MD
Description
Odyssey Lounge - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Odyssey Lounge, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

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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